President Trump plans to nominate Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney to become USDA undersecretary for trade, and Sam Clovis to be undersecretary for research, education, and economics.
President Trump has nominated Steve Censky, the CEO of the American Soybean Association for the past 21 years, to be deputy secretary of agriculture.
Continued complaints over crop damage due to drift have led to Missouri and Arkansas temporarily banning the sale and use of dicamba products.
The Arkansas State Plant Board voted today to recommend an emergency ban on in-crop dicamba use, as grower complaints of drift damage continued to swell.
President Donald Trump toured Kirkwood Community College in Iowa before delivering optimistic campaign-style speeches that embraced farmers and ranchers as the “backbone of America.”
DuPont and Dow Chemical say they’ve gotten approval from the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division for their merger.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has selected the chief Republican counsel for the Senate Agriculture Committee, Anne Hazlett, to be his new assistant to the secretary for rural development.
The last 10 years have seen “a remarkable rise in cost and the time it takes to approve” ag innovations, at least in part because of added regulatory constraints, says Illinois farmer Mark Scholl.
The Trump administration today informed Congress that it intends to officially begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.
Agriculture Secretary Perdue this week makes his first appearance before lawmakers since taking office, and the White House is expected to soon name a slate of nominees to key positions at USDA.