The nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, which manages about one of every 10 acres of surface lands in the U.S., will get a vote Thursday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee after months of debate over her role in the spiking of trees on a national forest in 1989.
China cancels plans to send a goodwill delegation to Montana and Nebraska after U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrapped up talks this week in Washington, a precursor to high-level negotiations planned for early October.
The delay in passing and implementing the 2018 farm bill has left hemp producers and state departments of agriculture dealing with a world of uncertainty regarding everything from importing seed to providing guidance to law enforcement about how to regulate the transportation of hemp across state lines.
In a series of letters, Farm Service Agency officials at the state and federal levels have been debating whether or not a consistently rough winter should make producers eligible for livestock disaster assistance programs.
Exports of malted barley – grown and processed in the U.S. – to Mexico are on the rise and the only thing that could halt that booming trend would be the collapse of the ongoing negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today gave the go-ahead to conduct emergency haying on Conservation Reserve Program lands to help provide feed for livestock in drought-stricken areas of Montana and North and South Dakota.