President Donald Trump helped farmers last month by expanding the H-2A program to allow 15,000 more temporary workers to enter the country.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will take part in a House Agriculture Committee listening session on the farm economy at Farmfest Aug. at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7.
Collin Peterson, once among the leaders of the moderate Blue Dog Democrats who worked with moderate Republicans to fashion legislation in Congress, has represented Minnesota’s 7th District since 1991.
These are tough times in agriculture and farmers everywhere are looking to make changes to ensure that their farms remain sustainable for decades to come.
When the Des Moines Register prints “many rural towns are dying, but a new pork processing plant in northwest (Iowa) offers hope,” they fail to mention why rural communities are dying in the first place, nor the negative effects this slaughterhouse has on our community and environment.
As we read your story about the dairy census numbers and animal unit caps, we wondered what your objective might be. The data you cited as fact simply don’t suggest that an animal unit cap serves no useful purpose.
H eavy rains across corn- and soybean-producing states has created a timid bullish commodity market. It was assumed, before the weather turned ugly, that more corn and less beans would be planted in 2019.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service is not one of the federal government’s better-known agencies, but it is an invaluable resource for farm financial performance information.
President Donald Trump has promised soybean growers and other farmers impacted by the on-going tariff war with China $16 billion in additional assistance for 2019 financial losses.
Prices for corn and soybeans slid to 10-year lows the first week of May amid trade tensions with China. If past is prologue, China will respond to increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports with reciprocal tariff hikes of their own on imports of U.S. soybeans, in particular.
Rep. Jim Hagedorn deserves thanks for supporting farmers in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District by sponsoring the Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation would provide a two-year extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive.