Three months after it challenged China’s farm subsidies, the U.S. filed a new case at the World Trade Organization.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will start its work on the 2018 farm bill by listening to the countryside, says returning chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas.
At a time when commodity prices linger at or below profitability levels, lawmakers start discussions on the construction of a new Farm Bill.
The ethanol industry topped the 15-billion-gallon mark in 2016, its largest production ever, and could set an even higher mark this year.
Since the collapse of the agriculture boom in 2013, the start-of-the-year forecasts for the farm economy have been as uniformly dreary as midwinter in the Midwest.
In its first projections of 2017 crops, USDA says farmers will plant a record 84.6 million acres of soybeans.