The Heartland Summit last week highlighted a rural investment drought, with the 19-state Heartland region capturing just $3.8 billion in venture capital funding last year, out of the $74.1 billion national total.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 16, 2017 – Five former U.S. agriculture secretaries gathered to discuss a wide range of hunger-related issues today during the Iowa Hunger Summit, part of the World Food Prize events here this week.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2017 - Senate Republicans this week will seek to squeeze through a budget resolution critical to passing tax cuts, and several of President Trump’s nominees critical to agriculture also could move out of committee.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2017 – Discounting President Donald Trump’s repeated negative comments – whether in speeches or tweets – the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is moving quickly, positively and without animosity, according to ag sector and government sources.
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 – Sonny Perdue, who has promised to be a forceful advocate for farmers within the Trump administration, is set to take over as the 31st agriculture secretary on Tuesday after easily winning Senate confirmation, 87-11.