For the third time in a decade, the Agriculture Department is starting anew on a modernization of its regulation of biotech plants.
China’s plan to move to a 10% blend of ethanol into its gasoline supply will be a boon for U.S. ethanol exports, said ADM chief executive Juan Luciano.
President Trump supports the nomination of Sam Clovis, despite court documents showing that his former campaign cochair encouraged a foreign policy adviser to meet Russian officials surreptitiously.
In essence, Perdue gets a grade of A*, with a footnote that the former Georgia governor has spent most of his tenure waiting for White House nomination and Senate confirmation of his executive team.
Two members of the Senate Agriculture Committee filed a bill to require the USDA to use crop insurance data as its first choice in deciding whether farmers will get an ARC subsidy.
Some of Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s sweeping changes to USDA’s organizational chart will need a congressional green light, the leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee said in a letter.
An Idaho state lawmaker says she plans to sponsor a bill in the 2018 legislative session that would expand a program allowing ag businesses to use state inmate labor.
Florida was on track for its first increase in orange production in five years until Hurricane Irma pounded the state last month with the crop nearly ready for harvest.
U.S. farm leaders turned up the volume in the debate over the new NAFTA, worried that the success story of food and ag exports isn’t being heard among the clamor for tougher U.S. trade rules.
With the start of the new fiscal year, the USDA said it will accept most of the pending applications to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program.