The Agriculture Department is making dozens of additional fruits, vegetables and herbs eligible for payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and expanding benefits for some other commodities.
House Democrats failed to stop Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue from relocating the Economic Research Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture. But members of the House Appropriations Committee continue to raise concern about the agency moves.
Bayer and attorneys for a proposed class of potential future Roundup plaintiffs will go back to the drawing board after a federal judge expressed skepticism over the legality and fairness of their proposed settlement.
President Donald Trump meets today in Washington with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO. The topics of conversation are likely to include biotech approvals and produce inspections, according to a former negotiator on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
The 2018 farm bill isn’t due to expire until 2023, but there is a growing possibility that Congress could revisit the law as soon as next year either to deal with the slumping farm economy or to address climate change.
The Republican race to succeed Kansas senator Pat Roberts is nearing the finish line, and the state's farm groups are trying to ensure that the winner has what they consider a strong record on farm policy.