USDA cut its forecasts for soybean exports for the current marketing year to 1.9 billion bushels, down 160 million bushels from the October projection, citing lower imports from China, which is engaged in tit-for-tar tariff war with the U.S.
USDA is extending the deadline for submitting nominations and applications to serve on its Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers and the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers until Nov. 15.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reaffirmed his desire to move swiftly in identifying new office locations for the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture, at the swearing-in today of a new NIFA director.
If Democrats win control of the House, U.S. agriculture will face a very different set of committee leaders and approaches to regulatory policy than it has since the chamber has been under GOP control.
Cotton growers are striking back against claims that they're getting better treatment from Washington than other commodities, releasing an analysis that says cotton's federal support this year will be lower than it was under previous farm programs.