Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue started work in April and has been short-handed ever since. He could finish his first year in office before his executive team is confirmed by the Senate.
An ISU survey said the average acre of Iowa farmland rose in value by 2% in 2017, to $7,326, ending the first three-year decline in values since the agricultural crisis of the mid-1980s.
After the acrimony of the tax bill, the 2018 farm bill would be an ideal piece of legislation to rebuild bipartisan comity in the House, said Collin Peterson.
Seed giant Monsanto has asked a judge in Pulaski County for an injunction against the regulation while it challenges the rule in court, says the Associated Press.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley says he’ll try again with the 2018 farm bill to end payments to city dwellers who never set foot on the farm or take no role in running it.
A special review panel of U.S. officials “has concluded there are no unresolved national security concerns” in the proposed purchase by German chemical giant Bayer of St. Louis-based Monsanto.
U.S. farm exports are headed uphill and downhill at the same time in the USDA’s quarterly forecast of overseas sales, the source of one fifth of farm income.
Beginning farmers say some of their biggest headaches are USDA paperwork and uncooperative staff at their local USDA office, according to a survey.
State officials should set a cutoff date for spraying dicamba as well as a temperature cutoff of 85°F., says a task force of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
World consumption of grain will exceed 2.1 billion tonnes during 2017/18, a record due to “new peaks for food, feed and industrial uses,” according to estimates by the London-based IGC.