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WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - President-elect Donald
Trump's search for an agriculture secretary drags on. His inauguration is just
nine days away and there has been mostly silence from the Trump transition on
the search process over the past week. Speculation abounded last week that...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - Heavy rains and
snowfall in the West hold out the prospect for a bountiful 2017 for California
agriculture, but farm groups and meteorologists are still hesitant to declare
victory over the drought that has gripped the state for five years.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - National Grange
Master Betsy Huber, just completing her first year as president of the oldest
U.S. general farm organization, aims to increase its stature as it celebrates
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 - U.S. Trade Rep Michael Froman says it became clear by the end of the summer that there was no possibility to conclude a major trade agreement with the EU in 2016 or even 2017, but he says the T-TIP deal is not .....
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and
Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) proposed livestock marketing rule comes
with a name like The Farmer Fair Practices Rule, those of us in the cattle
industry know better than to trust a government program wrapped in a nice
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 - No, there is still
no announcement by President-elect Donald Trump on who will be the next
agriculture secretary. But that doesn't mean that the position is held in low
regard. It's quite the opposite, according to transition officials.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2017 - Farmers and ranchers continue their wait for President-elect Donald Trump's agriculture secretary nominee, while the Senate begins confirmation hearings on his other cabinet picks...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - Another week has gone
by and there's still no decision from President-elect Donald Trump on who will
be the next agriculture secretary, but there is activity on the transition
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - USDA
Under Secretary Kevin Concannon says a new report - which shows that raising a
child through his high school years can cost a middle income family close to a
quarter-million dollars could serve as a valuable tool for financial planning.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6,
2017 - Idaho's challenge to a federal land-use plan designed to protect greater
sage-grouse has been rejected by a federal judge, who said the state could not
demonstrate legal standing.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2017 - The intrigue surrounding
President-elect Donald Trump's search for an agriculture secretary has
heightened with the visit to Trump Tower yesterday by Indiana agribusinessman
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5,
2017 - The Comprehensive
Plan Update to guide some $3 billion in investments to improve the
resources and economies of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2017 - Pregnant women, new mothers and their
children would benefit from more fish, fruit and vegetables in their diets and
less milk, juice and peanut products, according to a report by the National
Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council. With much of U.S. agriculture struggling with low commodity prices, Brown says the poultry industry is beginning an upswing with good domestic and global consumer demand. Brown is outspoken in opposition to the USDA's new GIPSA rules and expects litigation or legislation to thwart executive branch attempts to levy greater restrictions on the meat and livestock industry. Global markets represent over a fifth of domestic poultry production. Brown says the broiler industry supports Donald Trump's call for fair trade and is ready to work with the new administration to grow markets for U.S. poultry. Brown comments on the poultry industry's stake in the nation's immigration laws and looks for a resolution with the new congress and administration.