The Agriculture Department is significantly increasing its farm earnings forecast for 2022, estimating that net cash farm income will reach its highest level in a decade due to the booming prices for crops and animal products.
The House Ag Committee’s top Republican plans to pursue an aggressive farm bill oversight and pesticide legislation reauthorization timeline in the event the GOP is successful in its effort to take the House majority in the midterm elections.
The much-anticipated White House hunger and nutrition conference set for Sept. 28 will feature the release of a national strategy that's expected to lay out a blueprint for ending hunger and addressing diet-related diseases that could very well embrace the old parental admonition: Eat your vegetables.
The four largest U.S. railroads are optimistic about their plans to recruit more workers headed into the fall harvest, but Surface Transportation Board Chairman Martin Oberman has expressed concern about how ready the railroads are.
USDA is going to use the upcoming Census of Agriculture to find out where farmers are using precision agriculture methods and to identify parts of the country where there are gaps in high-speed internet access.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the handful of funding recipients for USDA’s Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities Program he announced Tuesday should provide a framework for a broader rollout in two weeks.
Seven western agricultural groups are pressing the Bureau of Reclamation to quickly determine how it plans to spend $4 billion in Inflation Reduction Act funding to incentivize water conservation in drought-stricken areas.
Texas farmers are facing a drought that will all but eliminate the hopes of many for a good cotton crop in 2022 as attention turns to topsoil conservation measures that producers hope will allow them to try again next year.