The 2017 Census of Agriculture has been sent to farmers all across the country. Greg Thessen of the National Ag Statistics Service office in Des Moines, Iowa, says the Census is very important to each and every producer.
The story that will perhaps have the longest impact on farm policy came late in 2017 with Congress approved its tax reform bill that included many provisions critical to agriculture.
A number of stories surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard made headlines in 2017.
Farm groups were happy to see the Trump administration direct the Environmental Protection Agency to start over with a new regulation to define a Water of the United States.
Perhaps no story was bigger this year than President Donald Trump’s selection of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the nation’s 31st secretary of agriculture.
The ag policy community is preparing to discuss, pass, and implement the upcoming farm bill, and that includes the crop insurance industry.