Roughly one third of the U.S. road network – some 1.4 million miles – is unpaved.
New farm lending by agricultural banks is down sharply, says the Federal Reserve.
Sonny Perdue was embraced from the moment he was selected to be ag secretary in the Trump administration, unlike Vilsack.
Trump's first major moves in office left farm groups wondering, “What about us?”
U.S. wheat growers will reap their smallest crop in 11 years, while the farm-gate prices for soybeans will rise slightly on the strength of record exports despite high stocks, said USDA analysts.
If bumper crops become the U.S. standard, U.S. farmers will become more reliant on international demand, according to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.
Branstad told a crowd at the USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum that President Trump aims to expand exports, not disrupt them.
U.S. farm exports are seen rising, led by China’s demand for U.S. commodities.
Three months after it challenged China’s farm subsidies, the U.S. filed a new case at the World Trade Organization.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will start its work on the 2018 farm bill by listening to the countryside, says returning chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas.