Agricultural shippers who use one of America's inland waterways to move grain, fertilizer, chemicals, and other products through the nation's midsection say they are ready for lock and dam project closures this summer.
Amid all the uncertainty farmers are facing this spring, they're now getting hit by a drop in crop insurance price guarantees. In response, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue briefly raised the possibility USDA could allow producers to increase coverage.
Exports of malted barley – grown and processed in the U.S. – to Mexico are on the rise and the only thing that could halt that booming trend would be the collapse of the ongoing negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 - Organic farming advocates, including the Organic Trade Association (OTA), organic grain distributors and university extension programs, are taking steps to reduce organic fraud, including new traceability methods, and create a more robust U.S. organic grain supply.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 - China finally signed off on the sanitary and phytosanitary protocols to open its market to U.S. rice in July, but now America's farmers, millers and shippers are again waiting on the Chinese to finish the bureaucratic process that will allow exports to begin flowing.