**The USDA says the time has come to respond to both the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties and the 2019 Organic Survey.
The USDA is asking those who receive questionnaires to respond quickly AND “online if possible.”
USDA National Ag Statistics Administrator Hubert Hamer tells thepacker...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Opposition to the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline has boosted efforts to persuade banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on indigenous rights.
But calling the divest movement a success might be a stretch...
SEATTLE (AP) — State officials, environmental advocates and others are warning of dire environmental and economic consequences if President Donald Trump's cuts to Puget Sound and other environmental programs go through as proposed.
The Environmental Protection Agency's funding for Puget Sound — about $28 million last year — would be gutted under Trump's budget blueprint released Thursday...
**Federal agencies that regulate biotechnology may NOT have the staffing and expertise to handle the plethora of new products expected over the next five to 10 years.
According to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the EPA, FDA, USDA will need to be prepared for this potential increase, including finding effective means of evaluation that maintains pub