In this opinion piece, John Bode of the Corn Refiners Association discusses the latest agriculture economic data, including a report released today, and how lawmakers should adjust and inform U.S. trade policy accordingly.
Makers of adjuvants and inerts that are added to pesticide active ingredients to improve their performance need to keep a close eye on the growing number losing patent protection in the next few years, speakers told attendees at last week’s conference of the Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology.
The Biden administration spent much of 2021 assessing the trade landscape left by the Trump administration, but the U.S. ag sector is looking for a new agenda in 2022 as uncertainties, concerns and opportunities lie ahead.
Talks are ongoing to get U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to testify before a House Agriculture Committee hearing early next year so lawmakers can press her on the Biden administration’s trade policy, says Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif.
The House Appropriations Committee today will debate amendments to a $26.6 billion fiscal 2022 spending bill that funds USDA and FDA. Republicans say the bill is too big and that Democrats are shorting defense spending.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday beseeched U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to reveal when the Biden administration will engage with Congress to re-establish Trade Promotion Authority – legislation key to negotiating new free trade agreement - but they did not get an answer.