The nation’s producers are feeling a little better about the state of farm finances but are still a little worried about the prices they’ll receive for their commodities, and those they will have to pay for important inputs in the next year.
Robert Bonnie, who’s overseeing USDA’s work in ramping up climate-smart agriculture as undersecretary for farm production and conservation, is making the case that technology will be critical to ensuring farmers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining global food supplies.
After the Department of Agriculture announced a new round of investments in rural broadband this week, the head of USDA’s Rural Development efforts says they are seeing more interest and increased participation in the ReConnect program.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has released all 12 spending bills for fiscal 2023 without waiting for the panel’s normal bipartisan process of debating the measures separately.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which represents John Deere and other ag equipment firms, is throwing its support behind an effort to pour federal money into rebuilding the U.S. semiconductor industry.