Policymakers and opinion leaders might want to think about farms and ranches as part of the infrastructure on which the modern economy depends, American Farmland Trust (AFT) President and CEO John Piotti told a Farm Foundation forum in Washington last week.
WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - Experts from a wide range of academic disciplines have launched an ambitious search for the most probable breakthroughs in agricultural research that could produce dividends for humankind over the next dozen years.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – The last 10 years have seen “a remarkable rise in cost and the time it takes to approve” new agricultural innovations, at least in part because of added regulatory constraints, Illinois farmer Mark Scholl, chairman of the Farm Foundation board, told a forum on food and agricultural regulations here today.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2017 - A study by three former USDA agricultural economists, the first of a series by a conservative think tank, concludes that the impact of farm subsidies and related programs on food prices and consumption are “surely tiny.”
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 - President-elect Donald Trump’s delayed selection of his new agriculture secretary not only has created consternation among his farm belt supporters and many farm group leaders, it likely will mean that filling USDA’s sub-cabinet and agency officials will take even longer than usual.
Rep. John Michael (Mick) Mulvaney, R-S.C., President-elect Donald Trump0s choice for director of the Office of Management and Budget, brings a determination to cut federal spending that rivals one of his most notable predecessors, David Stockman 0