ByJohnathan Hettinger/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
In President Barack Obama’s last full week before officially being a lame duck, his administration released the White House’s Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, a guide to areas where the federal government has opportunities to address climate change.
On Wednesday, 42 senators signed their names to a letter addressed to President Barack Obama. The letter pressed the president to prioritize biotech approvals with China’s leader, President Xi Jinping.
The federal crop insurance program has – once again – come under fire for giving farmers too many subsidies and costing the American taxpayer too much money. This time, the attempt to restructure what many in the agriculture industry refer to as the main “safety net for farmers” comes from the White House and Congress.