The Biden administration and Congress must use additional tools to get financial support to struggling farmers, experts say.
Several programs exist to pay farmers for storing soil carbon, but a lack of standards has so far held back the burgeoning farm carbon credit sector, says a new report.
Former Agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue and staff at USDA and the vice president’s office sought to influence how states responded to early outbreaks of COVID-19 in meatpacking plants last spring.
Meatpacking, poultry, and agricultural workers have faced “devastating” conditions during the pandemic, in part due to a lax worker safety by employers and regulators, advocates said on Tuesday.
The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis launched an investigation Monday into the spread of COVID-19 at meatpacking plants during the course of the pandemic.
Now, within his first 100 days in office, President Biden should make good on his promises, workplace advocates say, by establishing emergency standards to curb the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces.