Senate hearing committee asked Purdue how he would expand farm exports.
Bankruptcy rates will probably continue to go up in 2017 and beyond if current conditions continue.
Today, the powerhouse of production is the large family farm with more than $1 million a year in gross cash farm income (GCFI).
After the U.S., China is the second-largest corn grower in the world, but its stockpiles are twice the U.S. inventory.
The Trump administration goal of a strong trade policy must recognize the important role of ag exports in the farm economy, said Senate Agriculture chairman Pat Roberts on Monday.
House Agriculture chairman Michael Conaway poured cold water on a proposal by the senior Democrat on his committee for a 40-million-acre ceiling for the CRP, now limited to 24 million acres.
Whenever he talks about the 2018 farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway says his goal is “a good farm bill passed on time.”
Wheat has been losing ground – literally – to corn and soybeans since sowing peaked at 88.25 million acres in 1981.
The handicapping already is under way for the 2018 elections, and the three most vulnerable seats in the Senate are held by farm-state Democrats.
Perdue was "mired in ethical lapses" while governor of Georgia "that raise troubling questions about his fitness to run the department," said the Environmental Working Group.