(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in our seven-part in-depth editorial series where we look ahead at “Farm & Food 2040.” This story focuses on the expanding use of marketing and product differentiation available through food labels and how consumers digest that buffet of information.)
President Donald Trump releases a fiscal 2020 budget that will push yet again for deep cuts in USDA’s budget to help offset for a steep increase in defense spending, while House Democrats set the stage for revising expired biofuel tax incentives.
NFU President Roger Johnson tells Agri-Pulse a perfect storm has created opportunities for beginning farmers who write solid business plans that take advantage of lower entry costs at a time of depressed commodity prices.
The Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration have completed an agreement to share regulatory jurisdiction over cell-based food products, but the language still needs to be implemented before the goods can be sold.
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s plans to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list drew praise from ranchers and condemnation from environmental groups, who say they will take legal action to retain federal protection.