Agri-Pulse Communications is expanding coverage into California and other West Coast states. Today, 2,500 new subscribers in California started receiving localized Agri-Pulse content in Daybreak and the Daily Harvest, and on Wednesday, they will begin receiving the weekly e-newsletter.
The U.S. ag sector, already reeling from depressed prices, understands the White House’s desire to punish trade abuses by countries like China, but there is a growing fear that President Donald Trump’s aggressive tactics and rhetoric are threatening overseas markets, according to farm and trade officials speaking today at an Agri-Pulse forum.
Hundreds of ag stakeholders braved a Nor’easter Wednesday predicted to drop almost a half foot of snow in Washington to attend a summit on ag food and policy hosted by Agri-Pulse. Kicking off the event was Ray Starling, special assistant to President Trump for agriculture, who assured the audience that the White House position on ag trade was, "We are open for business."
Happy National Agriculture Day! Farmers, ranchers and rural communities across the country are marking the occasion with the simple goal of helping consumers understand where the food they eat came from and how the fiber and renewable resource products they use are made.
President Donald Trump spoke with Agri-Pulse before his speech at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 99th annual convention in Nashville Monday, and we asked him questions that many farmers and ranchers have on their minds.
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – With the farm economy stuck in a multiyear funk, Iowa soybean producers see trade as one of the big opportunities for improving their economic situation. More than a third of farmers surveyed by Agri-Pulse said passing new trade agreements is the most important national issue affecting the profitability of their farm.