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.
Livestock haulers will get another 90-day waiver on hours of service trucking regulations, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced Tuesday. That buys ag organizations a little more time to negotiate a long-term solution. But will 90 days be enough?
There’s still confusion surrounding whether or not the Department of Agriculture is working to put together a contingency plan to help out farmers if the U.S. pulls out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but experts say such a plan really wouldn’t help much in a worst-case scenario.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2017 – The Department of Agriculture is planning to withdraw an interim final rule from the Obama administration that would have set proof of harm standards under the Packers and Stockyards Act.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – A cadre of organic supporters is suing the Department of Agriculture over a decision to delay implementation of the organic animal welfare standards rule finalized in the final days of the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 - On Tuesday, the National Pork Producers Council delivered a petition to the Department of Transportation requesting livestock haulers be exempted from Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rules dictating allowable hours of service.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 - The European Union has forged a massive free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan, prompting the U.S. agriculture sector to increase pressure on the Trump administration to do the same with the Asian importing powerhouse.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 - American livestock organizations have joined in a plea for Congress to commit three-quarters of a billion dollars in the upcoming farm bill for a five-year plan to get ready for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak...