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.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue took center stage at the Commodity Classic today, offering a forceful defense of his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), while trying to settle down concerned corn growers who are counting on the Trump administration’s support.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2017 – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he's anxious to move quickly on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, stressing that his goal is to “do no harm” to exports of U.S. farm commodities and other goods to Mexico and Canada.