House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and ranking member Michael Conaway, R-Texas, are asking USDA to analyze the beef packing sector and trends in cattle markets related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced Monday that it is placing sanctions on three produce businesses for “failing to meet their contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the PACA (Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act).”
The Democratic Party’s draft 2020 platform calls for directing more farm subsidies to small and medium-size farms while making the agriculture sector the first in the first world to eliminate net carbon emissions.
Bayer and attorneys for a proposed class of potential future Roundup plaintiffs will go back to the drawing board after a federal judge expressed skepticism over the legality and fairness of their proposed settlement.
The Republican race to succeed Kansas senator Pat Roberts is nearing the finish line, and the state's farm groups are trying to ensure that the winner has what they consider a strong record on farm policy.
Recent years of financial stress and trade disruption in agriculture, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, produced new challenges for farmer-owned agricultural coops and have prompted many to rethink their business models.