President Trump vowed to make it up to farmers if they suffer Chinese retaliation and told Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to write a plan to protect farmers and U.S. agricultural interests.
* Oil producer seeks to cut food import bill
* Government offers incentives to farmers
* Drought-hit farms rely heavily on rains
By Hamid Ould Ahmed
A heart-wrenching article describes how three Iowa farmers took their own lives during the 1980s farm crisis.
Dairy farmers across the nation are facing low milk prices and decreasing consumer demand. For many family farms, such as mine in eastern Iowa, the future looks bleak.
Farm groups and some members of Congress are worried that the HPO in crop insurance revenue policies could be eliminated or weakened when the bill is debated.
(Clarifies role of U.N. food agency FAO)
By Ulf Laessing
TRIPOLI, April 23 (Reuters) - Libya will have to cover its
2018 grain consumption needs of around 1.2 million tonnes almost
entirely by imports but hopes to boost production from the next
harvest, a senior official said.
You can always count on Bill Prestage, 82, to tell it like it is. The day we sat down for this interview in his Clinton, North Carolina, office, the hog futures market was limit down, due mainly to China’s retaliatory tariffs on pork. Family-owned Prestage Farms, 35 years in business, is the sixth largest pork producer in the U.S., with 175,000 sows, and a vertically integrated turkey producer. The company will open a new pork packing plant near Eagle Grove, Iowa, later this year.
SF: What is your mood right now?
By Hugh Bronstein and Daniela Desantis
BUENOS AIRES, April 22 (Reuters) - Paraguay will pick a new
president in Sunday's election with the ruling Colorado Party
expected to keep power but lose seats in Congress, which could
complicate its pro-business agenda and raise the risk of higher
taxes on the country's key farm sector.