CEO salaries at major nonprofit trade organizations in the agriculture, food and energy space, for the most part, continue to trend upward. But experts say a series of retirements and departures by long-time industry veterans may dip pay scales downward, as newer executives step in.
When Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue proposed moving both the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) out of the D.C. metro area last month, quite a few folks within the economic and research communities voiced their opposition. But now, USDA's Chief Economist is offering more insight on the rationale behind the idea - at least for ERS.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered several nominations for ambassador Thursday, including Indiana farmer Kip Tom, who has been nominated as ambassador to the United Nations agencies for Food and Agriculture.
The USDA appears to be on track to unveil on Friday details of a $12 billion assistance plan for farmers hurt by the international blowback from President Donald Trump’s trade battles with China, Mexico, the European Union, Turkey and elsewhere.
When USDA officials announced last week that they were planning to help farmers hard hit by trade disputes with up to $12 billion in assistance, the news was largely welcomed in farm country as a way to provide short-term relief. But new concerns are emerging.
Many of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters live in rural America, where it’s not unusual to see Trump flags flying high, along with caps and bumper stickers boasting his signature “Make America Great Again” campaign theme. But his actions on trade, are making farmers and ranchers increasingly nervous.