Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. announces keynote speakers for the 2022 Agri-Pulse Food & Ag Issues Summit. The event is being held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento on July 11, 2022. Virtual attendance options are also available.
A Senate Agriculture Committee member says the Department of Agriculture is “seriously evaluating” a letter sent by members of Congress from the upper Midwest that would support farmers struggling with late planting.
The federal government’s Drought Resilience Interagency Working Group is helping coordinate the distribution of $13 billion provided by the infrastructure bill as drought continues to hammer western communities.
Labor unions are joining up with ocean carriers to fight proposals in Congress to reform rules for shipping U.S. food aid. Under cargo preference requirements, half of the food must be shipped on U.S.-flag carriers.
An Agriculture Department survey reported a record high cattle inventory for the beginning of May, but feedlot placements are declining and could be showing the early days of a contraction in the cattle cycle.
Drought conditions that have been concentrated in the West and southern Plains are likely to spread in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota this summer, according to the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook.