U.S. Congress Includes NPF Supported Pecan Research Projects in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

The U.S. Congress has passed the $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 consists of all 12 FY23 appropriation bills, including the $25.5 billion Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill. The bill includes the following pecan research projects supported by the National...

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U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. National Pecan Federation shares updates from the Hill.

U.S. House Committee hearing on electric vehicles and agriculture

The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture hearing, “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America,” focused on the feasibility of electric vehicle (EV) expansion. Chairman David Scott (D-GA) stressed the importance of technological innovations meeting the needs of the Agricultural community. The Chairman cited the increased farm input costs as a rising factor...

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U.S. Capitol on a cloudy day.

National Pecan Federation update on agricultural climate policies

USDA Announces Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative On Sept. 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced they are considering using the $30 billion Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) next year to pay for large-scale pilot programs to scale up farm and forestry practices that help mitigate climate change. “Our work will be voluntary and incentive-based,” Agriculture Secretary Tom...

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