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EWG report: As climate crisis worsens, a wetter Midwest is linked to climbing crop insurance costs
EWG investigation: Of $7.4B spent on two major USDA conservation programs, very little has flowed to ‘climate-smart’ farming
For farmers, historic $20 billion climate spending could save more than the planet
Historic $20 billion spending, in the Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA, to reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture could not only save the planet, it might also help preserve the good will most...
Senate bill to make historic climate-focused conservation investments
EWG analysis: In the Mississippi River region, the climate crisis helped run up a $39.5B taxpayer bill for crop insurance premiums
EWG speech at AEI on climate and agriculture
EWG Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Scott Faber delivered the following remarks before the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
House passes Build Back Better bill to make historic climate-focused conservation investments
EWG promotes two staff members to lead Midwest office, geospatial team
Build Back Better bill includes $27 billion for historic climate-focused conservation efforts
Budget bill includes $28 billion for historic climate-focused conservation efforts
EWG water atlas links water pollution to heavy fertilizer use in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Cover crops, touted as a climate crisis solution, planted on only 1 in 20 acres of Corn Belt cropland
EWG analysis: More testing needed to keep people safe from algae toxins in Upper Midwest
EWG applauds Booker-Spanberger bill to reward climate stewardship on farms and forest lands and expand rural renewable energy production
Will Land O’Lakes/Microsoft ‘Carbon Bank’ Actually Cut Emissions?
Land O'Lakes touts its new agricultural carbon credits market as a “transformational” program rewarding farmers for adopting conservation practices while “incentivizing” corporations to reduce...
Booker Legislation Would Reward Climate Stewardship on Farms and Forest Lands
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today announced legislation to support voluntary conservation practices on more than 100 million acres of U.S. farmland. The bill would also fund the planting of 10 billion...
EWG Report: Small Rural Communities Bear Costly Burden of Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water
Tap water across the nation is contaminated with an agricultural pollutant linked to cancer, and the problem is worst in small communities that can least afford to fix it, according to a new EWG...
House Farm Bill Fails
House leaders failed to garner enough support to pass their version of the 2018 farm bill. The following is a statement from Environmental Working Group Senior Vice President for Government Affairs...
High Levels of Nitrate Foul Tap Water in Illinois Corn Belt
Northwest Illinois is one of the nation's most productive corn-growing regions. But the heavy use of fertilizer and manure on corn fields leads to nitrate pollution in many communities' tap water...
Des Moines Just the Tip of the Iceberg for Iowa’s Nitrate-Contaminated Tap Water
In 2015, Des Moines Water Works sued upstream counties to reduce manure and fertilizer runoff into the city's drinking water supply, drawing attention to nitrate pollution. But nitrate contaminates...