China’s opaque and deliberately slow biotech approval process is costing U.S. farmers, exporters, seed companies and others billions of dollars in lost sales, according to a new analysis being released today by Informa’s Agribusiness Consulting.
Congress faces a Friday deadline to pass a $1.3 trillion government-wide spending plan and companies that buy commodities from farmers hope it will include a fix to the Section 199A tax deduction that has rattled the industry.
House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway looks to quell a Democratic revolt over his draft farm bill, just a week before his panel’s planned votes on it, while ethanol producers step up their efforts to head off a cap sought by refiners on the prices of biofuel credits.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 - Farmers and ranchers would like to see a new farm bill “sooner rather than later,” says Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, but he is still in the process of listening to members and various interest groups, while waiting for final budget numbers.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2017 – Subsidies provided for biodiesel production in Argentina and Indonesia run afoul of international trade rules, the U.S. Commerce Department ruled Tuesday when it slapped a countervailing duty on imports from the two countries.
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – Several cabinet members and a White House official gathered at USDA headquarters today for a breakfast meeting of President Donald Trump’s Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.
WHITEFISH, Mont., June 26, 2017 – The Western Governors’ Association opened its summer meeting on Monday by hosting two high-ranking Canadians who called for the U.S. to be careful as it moves to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.