They say for every action there is a reaction. We are seeing an example of that as Japan prepares to increase its tariff on us frozen beef from 38.5 percent to 50 percent.
Crop insurance, trade and farm income are in the spotlight in Washington D.C. as another Senate Agricultural Committee hearing listens to the needs of farm country.
Certainly, nobody wants a repeat of the 1980s farm crisis. But what can be done to prevent it from happening again?
Trade chief says deal could add $52 billion in U.K. trade.
The Senate Appropriations Committee tweaked the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) this week, and if passed by Congress would make the program more affordable for smaller producers and increasing the likelihood that margin payments will be triggered.
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have often faced a requirement to reduce mandatory spending under their jurisdiction as part of these reconciliation procedures, some of which have coincided with consideration of new farm bills.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to start the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August. The first round of discussions will be Aug. 16-20 in Washington, D.C., according to a news release by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Two countries reach agreement on final protocol, USDA says.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is investigating about two dozen complaints from farmers about a weed killer used on genetically modified soybean fields that can tolerate the herbicide.
Via a statement from the White House yesterday, President Donald Trump announced his intent to fill two key USDA posts: Ted McKinney for Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, and Sam Clovis for Under Secretary of Research, Education and Economics.
Many cotton growers are hoping an economic incentive put in place under the Obama administration will get new life in the Trump administration.
Are Americans getting a raw deal on sugar prices?
Amendment would open up program to all of ag, nullify short term requirements.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue to defend the supply management system that protects the Canadian dairy industry in talks about revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Thanks to NAFTA, the U.S. enjoys 73% share of Mexico's dairy imports.
Letter says $300 million ginners program should be permanent.
As preparations to develop the next farm bill continue, the American Farm Bureau Federation penned a letter to key congressional agricultural committee members spelling out its top priorities.
Lower food supply, volatile prices among risks, academics say.
With talks to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact just weeks away, U.S. farm groups and lawmakers from rural states are intensifying lobbying of President Donald Trump's administration with one central message: leave farming out of it.
Soy agreement is latest China-U.S. agreement in 100-day round.
Department of Homeland Security Chief has doubts about legality of program, though he supports it.
Business, agricultural and education groups are joining forces to expand Nebraska's reach into international markets that generate billions of dollars annually, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Thursday.
President's grades are mixed on four major agricultural issues, says ag policy expert.
Straight from D.C.: Agricultural Perspectives