The Agriculture Department is being asked to consider reopening enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage program, to help milk producers whose markets have tanked in some areas.
Authorization for the increase in CCC limit would likely be temporary and included in a supplemental appropriations bill, separate from the $1 trillion economic stimulus package that lawmakers are now negotiating, according to the sources.
All available relief funds should work to save lives, help everyone pay their bills, center the often underpaid workers who keep this country functioning and profitable, and transform our economy for the people with a Green New Deal!
It is the last day of the “Rethinking Animals” Summit, and leaving behind the early Sunday sun for the cool dark of the SVA Theatre lobby, I already feel as if things have gotten serious.
In the college ecodesign classes I teach, my first task usually is to address what we call “eco-literacy”: understanding the litany of environmental issues we face. Plastics in the oceans, acid in the rain, endangered species, resource depletion, environmental injustice. A seemingly endless list.
Jess Pheonix is the volcanologist from California’s 25th District who famously vowed to bring “Star Trek values” to Congress. By that she means taking Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a peaceful, conscientious, development-focused society and working toward our best possible future.
Climate Change was singled out by the United Nations in its January 2016 launch of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global guidelines as a necessary means to address, among other sustainable issues, the swift deterioration of our planet.
Subsistence farming has been pressing at the boundaries of Virunga National Park where the mountain gorillas live for decades, pushing the great apes further up the mountains and reducing their habitat.