The U.S. and China are set to hit each other with tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods Friday and neither side is showing signs of changing course. That’s particularly concerning for the U.S. ag sector, the target of most of the tariffs China is preparing to levy on the U.S., and it has farm groups and lawmakers bracing for the worst.
Justice Anthony Kennedy's departure from the Supreme Court will no doubt increase the output of one of Washington's main commodities: pundit speculation. But the long-term impacts of his resignation will not be known for some time.
Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee have agreed to include tougher commodity program eligibility rules proposed by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in the farm bill the Senate is debating this week.
A bipartisan group of 18 senators wants to know how the Trump administration will approach a regulatory fix to allow summer sales of E15 as news of waivers granted to small refineries continues to frustrate renewable fuel organizations.
If recent reports about the Trump administration considering sending biofuel program reform efforts back to the legislative branch turn out to be true, don’t expect ethanol supporters to be too disappointed.
After making some comments suggesting he wasn’t happy with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s approach to biofuels policy, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley now says he was “perhaps a little bit too strong” in some of his criticism.