Some farmers may have to start preparing for higher taxes if Joe Biden takes office, but much depends on the outcome of the elections — in particular, whether the Democrats also can take the Senate and retain the House, which could provide the party the political boost to make big changes.
Farm groups that have been appealing to the federal government for years to address a labor shortage could finally see some action from the next Congress should Democrats win control of the government, but any expansion of access to foreign labor will likely come with strings attached.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue improperly injected political campaigning into a Farmers to Families Food Box event in North Carolina, a government watchdog agency concluded Thursday, directing Perdue to reimburse the government for the costs of his participation at the event.
Vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris drew a clear line Wednesday night on the U.S.-China trade war with Pence conveying a position of strength and Harris decrying the damage done to American farmers and manufacturers.
The Trump administration's rule reducing the number of wetlands and other areas regulated by the Clean Water Act is likely to be in the cross hairs if Joe Biden wins the presidency, but it would probably take his administration some time to act against that and other regulatory rollbacks
The centerpiece of Joe Biden’s plan to help farmers address climate change is a “dramatic” expansion of the Conservation Stewardship Program, but he’ll quickly find skeptics on Capitol Hill and among environmental groups if he gets elected and tries to carry out the proposal.
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.