House Democrats are rolling out a series of fiscal 2020 spending bills that reject a range of White House spending cuts while challenging key Trump administration priorities and regulatory rollbacks at USDA, EPA and other agencies.
We need water for a variety of uses, but chief among them is to grow food. Seventy-one percent of water consumed globally is poured into crop and livestock production. Yet many agricultural producers live in water-stressed areas and the problem is growing worse.
When USDA officials announced last week that they were planning to help farmers hard hit by trade disputes with up to $12 billion in assistance, the news was largely welcomed in farm country as a way to provide short-term relief. But new concerns are emerging.
Moderate flooding in the Ohio River Valley and lower Mississippi River, and worsening drought in the southern and central Plains, Southwest and California: That's what weather forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting for the spring.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2017 - The decline in commodity prices continues to weigh on farm income and land values, but bankers see signs that the agricultural economy is stabilizing over many of the Midwest and Plains states.