American Soybean Association delegates representing states throughout the U.S. voted Saturday to ratify a proposal supporting the U.S. negotiation of a free trade agreement with India and other countries in South Asia to take advantage of rising demand there.
The Department of Agriculture is looking to award grants into U.S. fertilizer production and plans to give more time for interested parties to submit their applications for a round of funding to promote climate-smart commodities.
The Senate on Thursday night gave final congressional approval to a $1.5 trillion bill to fund the government for fiscal 2022, more than five months after the budget year started. The Senate’s 68-31 vote clears the bill for President Biden’s signature.
Democrats look to move President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package through the Senate while Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack makes his case for the new administration’s priorities to farm groups this week for the first time in his return to his old job.
After a busy two years dominated by farm bill and trade action, commodity groups are now turning their attention to tweaking policies that will enable them to take part in looming sustainability conversations.