Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Farm News

Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Now Law

President Donald Trump signed the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act into law. Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow say the...

Budget Proposal Takes Bite out of Soybeans

From crop insurance to conservation programs and transportation, President Trump’s proposed budget would significantly slash programs vital to the soybean industry. Cuts to crop insurance...

Crop Insurance on President’s Budget

Several organizations within the crop insurance industry were not happy with President Trump’s proposed budget announcement this week. The budget included steep spending reductions...

Trump Budget Includes Crop Insurance Cuts

The fiscal year 2020 budget submitted by President Donald Trump includes a couple of points sure to ignite debate in the budgetary process. The...

No Trump-Xi Meeting Scheduled Yet

There are no in-person trade talks between China and the United States on the schedule right now. A White House official says there’s still...

Producers Less Optimistic About Farm Economy

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer weakened in February as producers became less optimistic about current economic conditions and the commodity price outlook....

USDA Protections to Keep African Swine Fever Out of the U.S.

The United States Department of Agriculture announced additional steps to keep African swine fever (ASF) from entering the United States, even as the disease...

NPPC Commends African Swine Fever Action

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauded additional measures by the USDA to prevent the spread of African swine fever to the United States....

U.S. Share of Japan Beef Market Shrinks

Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership saw their beef exports to Japan grow by more than half in the month of January. The members’ share...

Perdue Wants to Restore Original Intent of SNAP

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he’d like to restore the “original intent” of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. During a Senate hearing last week,...

Will WTO Decision Impact China-Trade Talks?

The World Trade Organization found that China exceeded its agreed-on limits for government subsidies on multiple crops. Politico notes that U.S. Trade Representative Robert...

Pence Promises Passage of Infrastructure Bill

Vice President Mike Pence last week promised a gathering of governors in Washington, D.C. the U.S. would pass a “historic” infrastructure bill by the...

EPA Studies Ethanol Impact on Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a long-delayed study to assess the impact ethanol-blended fuels have on air quality. Reuters reports the EPA agreed...

China Pledges More U.S. Soybean Purchases

The recent announcement by China to purchase more U.S. soybeans fails to make up for trade war losses. The American Soybean Association welcomed the...

Tariff Deadline Extended, More Talks Expected

President Trump has delayed additional tariffs on China with more talks expected. Trump extended the March 1 deadline to allow for talks to continue...

DowDuPont Wins OK for New GMO Soybeans

Reuters ~ Tom Polansek DowDuPont Inc has won the final international regulatory approval needed, from the Philippines, for a global launch of a new line...

Chinese Soybean Buys Continue, But So Do Tariffs

Washington, D.C. February 22, 2019. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that in White House meetings today the Chinese government committed...

Bigger Data Set for Determining Broadband Access

A recently released White House broadband access report echoes the American Farm Bureau Federation’s call for use of more robust, detailed data when creating...

Joint Comments on Canadian Clean Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) jointly submitted comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) supporting...

African Swine Fever Found in Vietnam

A report on Swine Health Dot Org says the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture released a communication confirming that the African Swine Fever Virus has...

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