The increased use of non-tariff trade barriers, predominately sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, are trade weapons against American agriculture, according to Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade Chairman Scott Tipton, R-Colo.
â€œBy every measure the estate tax has failed to achieve the misguided goals Congress initially set for it when it established it nearly a century ago,â€ said Vice Chairman and top Republican on the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, in a call with members of the media earlier t
Members attending the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) annual Corn Congress advanced on the Hill Wednesday to stand â€œbelly to belly and face to face with members of Congress and their staffâ€ according to NCGA Vice President of Public Policy Jon Doggett.
Corn prices are climbing as blistering heat and dry conditions wilt crops in the Midwest, and a timely discussion at the National Press Club echoed concerns as the six to ten day forecast indicates rain is unlikely.
Calling the Senateâ€™s reforms to crop insurance a â€œcynical game of bait and switch,â€ Environmental Working Group (EWG) Senior Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources Craig Cox said that the program â€œis spending far in excess of the $50 million that would have been spent on direct payment
The Senate 2012 Farm Bill amendment process included â€œsome good votes and some bad votesâ€ yesterday for the future of American agriculture, according to National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) CEO Chuck Conner at the annual NCFC Washington Conference Thursday.
Academics, producers and consultants agreed that a â€˜cookie cutter approachâ€™ to achieve the Chesapeake Bay water quality targets using nutrient management plans (NMP) will not be effective without balancing public and private benefits.
One of the biggest challenges in an absence of data on antibiotic usage is that people have grossly overestimated antimicrobial usage in animals, said Michigan State University Professor and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Julie Funk during a roundtable discussion facilitated by the U.S. Farmers and