Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Obama are pushing for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year.
In selecting a USDA nominee, experience and political instincts are key criteria.
They aren’t making land anymore—nor is anyone selling much of it.
The bomb throwers are already trying to blow up the farm program, over a year before a new bill is needed. It’s hardly an early start. In Washington, the clock is ticking toward the 2018 farm bill.
Location is everything when it comes to exporting on the cheap.
Farmers and ranchers slashed production expenditures by 9% last year.
Similar to the strain of wheat found in Washington recently, the USDA never found how an experimental GMO variety by Monsanto ended up on a farm in eastern Oregon in April 2013.
Oklahomans will decide as part of the November general election whether to add a right-to-farm amendment to their state constitution. It’s the third time since 2012 the idea has been tested at the state level. North Dakota approved a right-to-farm amendment in a 2-to-1 landslide in 2012, and Missouri approved its amendment by a razor-thin margin in 2014.