On the heels of the Department of Agriculture submitting a rewrite of rules to address competition in livestock markets, a group of producers took to Washington Tuesday to make their case for improved safeguards in the new rulemaking.
Negotiations between the U.S. and China resumed this week after Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed last month to try again to end their trade war, and California’s wine makers are hoping a resolution can salvage years of work to turn the Chinese into faithful customers.
Glyphosate is one of 28 pesticide product lines that President Trump is threatening to hit with tariffs of up to 25% starting next month. The crop protection industry is asking for exclusions and warning that costs could rise for manufacturers and farmers.
Michigan cherry farmers picked themselves up and got back into the orchards after a devastating frost seven years ago, but now they’re fighting a new kind of battle — one that many producers might not recover from if they lose.
Some of Mexico’s highest-ranking government officials will present a proposal to the White House Wednesday on controlling border security in an effort to stop the Trump administration from turning an immigration issue into a trade war.
U.S. farm groups are coming out in strong support of the Trump administration’s new trade assistance package to help soften the blows of Chinese tariffs, but also stress the new aid is only short-term relief and far less effective than an end to the trade war.