Negotiations on budget caps and an increase in the federal debt ceiling are going down to the wire as lawmakers seek to nail down a deal with President Donald Trump that the House can vote on this week before starting its August recess.
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the White House is considering providing additional assistance to farmers to compensate them for the income they have lost from the Trump administration’s trade war with China.
Farm families up and down the Missouri River fight for their livelihood as historic floodwaters destroy roads, bridges, fields, livestock, and local communities, at the same time farmers across the Midwest are struggling with low commodity prices already.
The budget impasse that has closed down most of USDA and other agencies important to agriculture for more than four weeks reaches a new stage this week as Senate Republicans force a vote on President Donald Trump’s latest proposal to congressional Democrats.
Officials estimate Hurricane Michael caused billions of dollars in damage to crops, livestock and aquaculture after slamming into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday with 155 mile-per-hour winds and then plowing a path of destruction through Alabama and Georgia.
The Trump administration’s insistence that Canada agree to add a five-year sunset clause to the North American Free Trade Agreement dashed the potential for a high-level meeting in Washington that could have resulted in a final deal, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.
Vice President Mike Pence says American farmers and ranchers are responsible for everything from feeding the hungry to serving on the school board, and the United States should be grateful for their contributions.
Happy National Agriculture Day! Farmers, ranchers and rural communities across the country are marking the occasion with the simple goal of helping consumers understand where the food they eat came from and how the fiber and renewable resource products they use are made.
Congress faces a Friday deadline to pass a $1.3 trillion government-wide spending plan and companies that buy commodities from farmers hope it will include a fix to the Section 199A tax deduction that has rattled the industry.