USDA could soon have a new chief scientist. President Trump says he plans to nominate Scott Hutchins, the global leader of integrated field sciences for Corteva Agriscience, as the department’s undersecretary for research, education and economics.
Dairy farmers are reminded that they have until Friday, June 8, to sign up for the Margin Protection Program. The original deadline was June 1, but it was extended by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Friday announced the appointment of Bruce Summers as the administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, part of the department's Marketing and Regulatory Programs mission area.
The government’s Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index reports are forecasting a 6-to-7 percent increase in egg prices for consumers this year and a 36-to-37 percent price increase for producers.