In recent years, there’s been a great deal of talk about how agriculture can help solve the climate crisis with reports released by both the House and Senate agriculture committees. The climate issue is being addressed during the transition to President-elect Joe Biden.
It didn’t take long for the ink to dry on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) ruling to delist gray wolves from protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) before two separate environmental coalitions filed their intent to sue for the restoration of the listing.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 exposing flaws in cattle markets, several pieces of legislation were introduced this year running up to the election. This is not an entire list of all legislation introduced this past year, but those which had the most attention from agriculture organizations.
This year has seen the worst wildfires in California, burning over 4 million acres and consuming large grazing acreage on private and public lands. Several hurdles need to be addressed to combat the fires, and getting all stakeholders together is the first step.
While the hearings revealed little on Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s views on legal issues, a look back on decisions she made while on the Seventh Circuit court could reveal how she may potentially affect decisions which could impact producers.