China is emptying out U.S. corn and soybean supplies, helping make the 2020-21 marketing year a success for American farmers. That’s ramping up the pressure on the Biden administration to work out a sustainable trading connection between the countries even as the political relationship remains fraught.
Jim Hubbard is a step closer to a possible job as USDA undersecretary for natural resources and the environment after being grilled yesterday by members of the Senate Agriculture Committee about his nomination.
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.
Chris Novak is taking over as CropLife America’s next president and CEO effective Aug. 20. Novak, who’s been serving as CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, will replace Jay Vroom, who’s held the top job at CropLife since 1989.