A bill to expand the H-2A farm worker visa program and provide legal status to existing agricultural employees is headed to the House floor despite strong opposition from Republicans who derided it as a “massive amnesty” measure.
Two upper Midwest senators are pushing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider regulatory options to prioritize pipeline shipments of propane to northern states as farmers and manufacturers struggle to find propane.
Canada is developing biofuel incentives similar to California's and could provide a valuable new market for the U.S. biodiesel industry, which is struggling to increase exports to other countries due to countervailing duties and other barriers.
House Democrats are attempting to drive a wedge between rural America and President Donald Trump by blasting the administration over its issuance of exemptions from requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The Trump administration’s trade assistance package and other government payments are keeping the farm economy afloat, while historically low interest rates are helping maintain agricultural land values, according to bankers and economists.
Global demand for U.S. ethanol has grown substantially over the last decade, but ongoing trade tensions, policy enforcement, and changing markets could set up potential roadblocks for the industry in the years ahead.