The Senate has agreed to begin debate on a non-controversial 2020 spending package including funding for the Department of Agriculture, negotiations on tax extenders seem to be moving slowly, and an ag economist reacts to China’s announcement to issue a tariff-free quota for importing U.S. soybeans.
President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China are close to signing the phase one trade deal, a House Democrat is optimistic Congressional action on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will happen this year, and biodiesel producers push for tax credit extension.
President Donald Trump says "not so fast" on the Chinese reports of tariffs being eliminated as part of the Phase One trade deal with China. More on that and an update on the administration's trade mitigation plans in today's DriveTime.
The U.S. and China have agreed to address existing tariffs in the Phase One trade deal, a new CDC report has some concerning statistics for rural health, and a USDA grant program's data set is under scrutiny. Hear more in today's DriveTime.
Today's DriveTime features a Supreme Court case with agricultural ramifications, a look at the Chinese market for U.S. and Canadian pork, and a recap of the high-tech conversations companies had last week with FFA members.
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accuses House Democrats of stalling on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a government shutdown may be on the horizon, and farmer sentiment toward the ag economy improves in October.