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.
Syngenta has received a positive scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority for food and feed use of Agrisure Duracade, allowing the corn trait to move to the next step in the process of final grain import approval.
Former congressman Mike Espy, who served as Agriculture Secretary during the Clinton administration, has made it official. The Democrat announced last week that he’s running for the U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi recently vacated by Republican Thad Cochran.