USDA Chief of Staff Heidi Green announced today that she will return to Georgia after helping Secretary Perdue during his first year in office. Her replacement will be a familiar face to many in agriculture.
Bayer's proposed acquisition of Monsanto is still subject to pending regulatory approval, but the company announced the selection of a new Executive Leadership Team for the Crop Science Division, which will go into effect as of the closing.
Last week’s decision by a U.S. Appeals Court dealt another blow to the Montana beef checkoff and signaled a significant victory for the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF), an organization that’s made no secret about its desire to challenge other state beef checkoff programs and more broadly, other checkoff programs.
In the latest salvo of trade actions between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced plans today to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of U.S. goods, including soybeans, aircraft and automobiles, according to the Chinese News Agency, Xinhua.