WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 - Agricultural shippers and other waterway users are struggling to talk the Trump administration out of relying on new tolls and user fees to pay for lock-and-dam reconstruction projects.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2017 – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he's anxious to move quickly on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, stressing that his goal is to “do no harm” to exports of U.S. farm commodities and other goods to Mexico and Canada.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2017 - Farmers who don’t have access to conventional crop insurance are showing increasing interest in the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), which was expanded by the 2014 farm bill.
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.