WASHINGTON, Mar. 15, 2017 - Robert Lighthizer promised Tuesday at a confirmation hearing to make the expansion of agriculture exports a priority if he’s confirmed as the next U.S. Trade Representative, but some lawmakers are still concerned about the Trump administration’s overall agenda.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 3, 2017 - Talk is picking up on Capitol Hill about possible long-term revisions to the 10-year-old Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates the usage of corn ethanol and other biofuels.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 1, 2017 - Trade worries, low commodity prices and shifting consumer preferences are all contributing to an uncertain economic picture for farmers, industry representatives told a full house at the opening session of USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF) last week.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 - USDA’s 93rd annual Agricultural Outlook Forum kicks off today outside the nation’s capital. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway will keynote the morning session, and the crowd will also hear from President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2017 - The EPA is about to get a new administrator. The Senate is expected today to approve Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA after he cleared a key procedural hurdle yesterday.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 - President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, will meet at the White House today to discuss a range of issues, including trade. They’ll then head to Florida to spend the weekend together at the president’s Mar a Lago estate.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2017 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits President Trump on Friday as they seek to shore up the trade and security relationship between the countries in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.