A divided Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposes new position limits for market speculators along with expanded exemptions that would benefit grain processors and other companies that hedge their risks in agricultural commodities.
Farmer cooperatives and the grain and the feed industry announced a joint agreement to overhaul a new tax benefit for co-ops that gives farmers a strong incentive to sell commodities to them rather than to other companies.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has made it official: China will accept U.S. soybean shipments even if they contain more than 1 percent of foreign material, so long as those shipments are certified.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 - Don’t substitute guidance for rulemaking, and get federal agencies to work better together, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue was told at a regulatory reform listening session held in the department’s Whitten building Monday.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 - Feed mills, grain processors and other facilities involved in supplying animal feed. including corn ethanol plants, face upcoming compliance dates for regulations intended to prevent spread of toxins, pathogens and other sources of contamination.