What Biden’s Climate Plan Means For Regenerative Ag

President Joe Biden has introduced an ambitious climate plan for the United States. Could regenerative agriculture help us get there?

President Biden has pledged to spend up to $2 trillion on climate change initiatives. “Climate change” is a broad-brush topic, so how will these measures impact food, agriculture and regenerative organic farming?

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Vilsack sees big shift in ag induced by climate

Originally published by The Storm Lake Times Iowan reprises role with pledge to diverse, resilient food systems January 22, 2021 Art Cullen US Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack of West Des Moines promised Monday to...

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GAO recommends EPA track use of pesticide information for farmworkers

Since 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had a Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agriculture that permits farmworkers to identify someone who can request a farm’s pesticide information for their benefit. In a new 34-page report to Congress, GAO addresses how the so-called “designated representative” provision is being used or misused. The  standard covers more than 2 million farmworkers at more than 600,000 farms, according to the EPA. The GAO report concluded farmworkers need information about pesticide exposure illnesses, faster diagnoses and better treatments.

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Glyphosate May Affect Human Gut Microbiota

More than half of bacterial species in the core of the human gut microbiome are potentially sensitive to glyphosate, shows new research. Researchers from the University of Turku introduced the first bioinformatics resource to determine and test the potential sensitivity of organisms to glyphosate.

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Court Halts Key Permits for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Olivia Rosane Nov. 10, 2020 11:43AM EST Originally published: EcoWatch  The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline threatens water sources, species habitat, and scenery along the Appalachian Trail. Thomas Cizauskas / Flickr Opponents...

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