Agriculture

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition progrmas in the president’s budget request, as well...

Cypress tree legislation would ban harvesting on public property

The cypress tree, one of Louisiana’s most cherished icons, is disappearing at an alarming rate, but a bill introduced in the Louisiana House of...

U.S. Senate Agriculture panel approves Vilsack as Ag secretary in bipartisan...

WASHINGTON—The Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Tom Vilsack’s nomination to lead USDA, after a hearing in which Vilsack discussed climate change goals...

Ag nominee Vilsack battles skepticism from Black farmers ahead of confirmation...

WASHINGTON—Tom Vilsack, the president’s pick to lead the Agriculture Department, will likely face questions about his treatment of Black farmers and his record on...

Louisiana climate task force holds first meeting

Louisiana’s Climate Initiatives Task Force, a body Gov. John Bel Edwards created through an Aug. 19 executive order,  held its inaugural meeting at the...

Climate change leads to more intense hurricanes — and more mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a part of life in South Louisiana. But this year’s active hurricane season has made the biting insects intolerable -- even to...

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