WASHINGTON, May 31, 2017 - The results of the latest survey of U.S. beekeepers by the Bee Informed Partnership offer hope for the industry and for growers who depend on the tiny pollinators, but experts also caution not to read too much into the numbers.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 2017 - With financial pressures increasing for farmers, programs to help them – and rural America in general – should not be on the chopping block, Senate Agriculture Committee members said at a hearing today.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – A spike in cotton prices has gotten the attention of growers and policymakers, but analysts say it’s likely temporary and may have little impact on producers’ pocketbooks or the cost of their farm bill proposal.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 - Making his first appearance before lawmakers who control his budget, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue backed away from some of President Trump’s proposed cuts, affirming that crop insurance and other farm programs are “extremely important.”
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 - Commercial drones must still register, but the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., last week said that the Federal Aviation Administration’s rule forcing registration of recreational drones under 55 pounds is unlawful.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 - President Trump’s first full budget left few programs important to farmers untouched. The good thing for producers, rural communities and others who care about these programs is that this budget has no chance of surviving Congress.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 - American livestock organizations have joined in a plea for Congress to commit three-quarters of a billion dollars in the upcoming farm bill for a five-year plan to get ready for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak...