President Donald Trump famously tweeted that trade wars “are good and easy to win.” It was a brash statement, but emblematic of his first term in which he either threatened or hit trade partners like China, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Canada and the European Union with tariffs.
Department of Agriculture officials expect corn and soybean yields will average a record high this year despite lowering yield estimates from last month, and grain traders are watching to see if China keeps up ag purchases to support market prices.
President Donald Trump is instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to deny small refinery petitions in the Renewable Fuel Standard, potentially neutralizing a nagging campaign issue for Republicans, Reuters reports.
Collin Peterson, facing the toughest re-election race of his career, is banking on voters not wanting to lose his clout and experience, but the House Agriculture Committee chairman is up against both a well-funded GOP challenger and President Donald Trump, whose campaign is "all in" for winning Minnesota.
Brazil’s tariff rate quota that allows 198 million gallons of U.S. ethanol into the country duty-free expires today, adding pressure to negotiators who are under fire from lobbyists and lawmakers in both countries to get better deals for their farmers.
In this opinion piece, Lisa Safarian, president of Crop Science North America at Bayer, discusses the importance rural broadband has on the agriculture industry and why it needs more attention from Congress.
Talks on a coronavirus relief package will heat up this week as Senate Republicans prepare to bring out their proposal this week with an eye toward getting the massive legislation passed ahead of the August recess.
House Democrats failed to stop Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue from relocating the Economic Research Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture. But members of the House Appropriations Committee continue to raise concern about the agency moves.