Former USDA Chief of Staff and White House ag advisor Ray Starling, who served under President Trump, and Obama-era Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack engaged in a civil back-and-forth Wednesday to extoll the virtues of their particular candidates of choice.
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.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both promise to increase usage of biofuels, but Trump is focused on increasing the market for conventional ethanol while Biden is prioritizing next-generation products that have been slow to develop so far.
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.
President Donald Trump has relied on USDA's special spending authority to help farmers overcome slumping commodity prices, and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is promising a large boost in conservation spending to help producers cope with hard times.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden responded to a survey by American Farm Bureau Federation with sharply different policy priorities on issues vital to farmers, from farm programs to farm labor rules.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson supports Joe Biden’s plan to eliminate President Donald Trump’s tariffs on China but isn’t sure what the alternative is for countering Chinese trade practices.
Former Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman is one of more than 200 alumni of the George W. Bush administration who signed a statement released Thursday endorsing the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.