The first overhaul of the tax code in three decades should result in a one-page tax return for most Americans, President Trump said in Missouri.
Commodity prices are still in a trough, but U.S. farm income is on the rise for the first time since 2013 because producers are sending more crops and livestock to market than initially expected.
U.S. farm exports will total $139.8 billion this fiscal year, the third-highest tally ever and ending a slump in sales that begin in 2014 following the collapse of the commodity boom.
The government could pare as much as $464 million annually from the cost of running the crop insurance system if it set more stringent terms with insurers, said a congressional watchdog agency.
Flooding from tropical storm Harvey will disrupt wheat shipments from the ports of Houston and Corpus Christi, says Ben Scholz of the Texas Wheat Producers Board.
Mexico and Canada are being “very difficult” in negotiations for the new NAFTA, President Trump said with the second round of talks to begin on Friday.
President Trump told a rally in Phoenix that he may have to kill NAFTA in order to get better trade terms with Canada and Mexico.
A total eclipse of the sun will plunge many parts of the Midwest into darkness on August 21, and researchers are excitedly preparing to study the event’s impact on crops and animals.
Under President Trump, who wants removal of undocumented immigrants, lawmakers are nibbling on comprehensive immigration reform again.
U.S. farm groups are somewhat wary, but farmers are downright enthusiastic about an overhaul of NAFTA.