Some activist groups and small-farm advocates seem to dislike anything that qualifies as a “big” agribusiness – especially those who sell crop protection chemicals. But they are increasingly being met by leaders who are openly trying to address their concerns.
After witnessing a presidential campaign that was big on bombast and small on concrete policy proposals, many – including ag organizations – wondered what to expect from the Trump administration’s first year in office.
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 - Two veterans of national regulations affecting agriculture told a dairy industry conference this week not to count on a quick end to unhelpful rules affecting the farm sector.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – The last 10 years have seen “a remarkable rise in cost and the time it takes to approve” new agricultural innovations, at least in part because of added regulatory constraints, Illinois farmer Mark Scholl, chairman of the Farm Foundation board, told a forum on food and agricultural regulations here today.
FRANKENMUTH, Mich., May 7, 2017 -- The leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee came to central Michigan Saturday for a listening session on what different segments of the farm community are looking for in the 2018 farm bill. And the lawmakers heard plenty.
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 - President Donald Trump signed a far-reaching Executive Order (EO) Tuesday designed to roll back many Obama-era energy regulations and create new American jobs in the energy sector.