Jon Doggett took over as interim CEO of the National Corn Growers Association last month when Chris Novak resigned to take the top job at CropLife America. Last week, NCGA officially named Doggett as the fifth CEO in the organization’s 61-year history.
Big crops keep getting bigger, farmers say, and that looks to be the case this year. USDA today raised its harvest estimate for corn and soybeans, which were already forecast to be in record or near-record territory.
The U.S. pork industry is raising concerns about the possibility that African Swine Fever – a deadly animal disease that has never been found in North America – could spread to the U.S., costing hog producers and pork processors billions of dollars in lost export sales.
The retaliatory tariffs imposed by China on imports of U.S. fruits and tree nuts will hurt American producers, but the pain will be eased by increased demand from a surging middle class in the world’s most populous country, according to a RaboResearch report.
USDA has unveiled a new webpage featuring information about the importance of rural e-Connectivity and the ways the department is investing to help deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure in rural America.