Organic Standards Act and Adopt GREET Act
**USDA’s Forest Service announced nearly $50 million in grant funding.
The funding is for proposals that support crucial links between resilient, healthy forests, strong rural economies and jobs in the forestry sector.
USDA says the funding will spark innovation, create new markets for wood products, expand processing capacity, and help tackle the climate crisis.
These investments will support forest management projects to improve forest health and reduce wildfire risks.
**The Organic Trade Association applauds the introduction of
the Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organic Standards Act.
It ensures organic standards continuously evolve and improve and to hold the federal government accountable for keeping up with the needs and expectations of the dynamic organic marketplace.
The legislation would amend the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 to provide a streamlined and predictable process to revise organic standards implemented by USDA.
**Lawmakers announce the reintroduction of the Adopt GREET Act, a bipartisan bill directing the EPA to update its greenhouse gas modeling for ethanol and biodiesel.
The Adopt GREET Act would hold EPA accountable by ensuring the agency updates its modeling every five years.
The EPA would need to report to Congress either affirming its modeling is current or explaining why no updates were