USDA is preparing to fund the second round of payments under the 2019 Market Facilitation Program as early as late November or early December, but Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is hopeful a third round won't be needed.
The USDA is now moving to open the U.S. border to Chinese chicken amid final talks between the two countries to wrap up a partial trade pact that is promised to result in China increasing its imports of U.S. ag commodities.
Rural residents are far more likely to die of preventable causes than people who live in cities, and the urban-rural gap has widened significantly in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. and Chinese negotiators have agreed to eliminate some tariffs “in phases” as talks continue to finalize a partial Phase One trade deal, a spokesman for China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.
Members of the Supreme Court expressed concern Wednesday about pollution that reaches navigable waters by traveling through groundwater, but the justices also worried that residential septic tanks could get swept into the regulatory solutions.