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More Progress on Fairness in Meat

Expert BlogUnited States, Washington, D.C.Allison Johnson

The Biden Administration’s long-awaited unfair practices rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act could help responsible meat producers reach more eaters

Senate Farm Bill Proposal's Key Crop Insurance Provisions

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lara Bryant
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees recently released separate proposals for the five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill, which expires in September of 2024. Federal crop insurance is funded through the Farm Bill, which presents an opportunity to strengthen this…

How Neonics Harm Earthworms

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Dr. Daniel Rath, Daniel Raichel, Lucas Rhoads

Neonics harm earthworm growth and reproduction in exchange for uncertain benefits

Food Matters: Year-in-Review

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Madeline Keating, Darby Hoover, Nina Sevilla, Anya Obrez, Andrea Collins, Yvette Cabrera

Through NRDC's Food Matters initiative, U.S. cities work to prevent food from becoming waste, rescue surplus food, and recycle food scraps. 

Bipartisan Farm Bill Extension Signals Hope for 2024

Expert BlogWashington, D.C., United StatesAllison Johnson, Matthew Kaplan, Jeff Slyfield, Jeffrey McManus

The one-year Farm Bill extension ensures short-term continuity, and we look forward to a full 2024 Farm Bill that protects people and the environment

Farm-to-Glass Supports Organic Farming

Expert BlogWashington, D.C., Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Michigan, Maine, CaliforniaAllison Johnson

Cheers! NRDC and our partners toasted a good cause on Capitol Hill: growing organic!

Happy Heat Pump Water Heater Day!

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Joe Vukovich

This Heat Pump Water Heater Day, and every day, consider a highly efficient heat pump for your home!

Energy Efficiency Matters Now More Than Ever

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lauren Urbanek
Achieving a low-carbon future is in reach–but only if policy-makers take swift and decisive actions to prioritize energy efficiency.