Ag bankers surveyed by the Chicago Fed report a 1% rise in “good” farmland values in 2017, the first annual increase in values in three years.
In the annual No. 1 Document that spells out the priorities of the government, Chinese leaders call for a rural revitalization over the coming two decades, including modernization of agriculture.
There are questions if the proposed federal share of $200 billion would be large enough for rural infrastructure improvements.
The leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture committees were coolly dismissive of a White House proposal to slash the crop insurance program by one third.
Cattle groups are saddling up to make sure that consumers know beef comes from animals, not from cells grown indoors.
President Trump’s decision to impose high tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, beginning as soon as March 23, may trigger retaliation against U.S. farm exports, said farm groups.