2 results for month: 11/2018


AgPro Reports New Corn Growers Partnership With Environmental Defense Fund

As of November 14th, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) entered into a partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to collaborate around issues of healthy soils, clean water, climate stability, yield resilience, habitat for at-risk species and economic viability for farmers. “EDF and NCGA have been working together for many years,” says Suzy Friedman, EDF senior director for ag sustainability. “For work in agriculture, working with farmers and working and learning from their associations has always been very important.”  “Our histories have had definitely differing opinions and different platforms but we’ve all ...

Reuters reports on Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-environmental platform and it’s implications for food production

On Sunday, October 28th, Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain won a sweeping victory in Brazil's presidential election. He has received intense international criticism for his comments on race, women, and homosexuality, and his support of the former military dictatorship. In addition to the aforementioned stances, he is fiercely anti-environmental regulation. He has pledged to gut the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), the ministry that enforces Brazil's forestry laws, arguing that they over-fine landowners and hold back development. This would undoubtedly have serious implications for the rate ...