Depression-Era Federal Program May Come To Farmers’ Rescue As Trade War Continues
President Trump’s proposal calls for reduction in USDA discretionary spending and lays out rationale for why some programs are either eliminated or scaled back.
In Trump’s Cabinet, oil-rich states like Texas and Oklahoma are well represented, making some in the Corn Belt worry about the future of corn-based ethanol.
In 2000, Americans ate about 4 pounds of sweet potatoes per person. Today, it’s nearly double that, at 7.5 pounds per person.
The futures market helps both producers and users of a major commodity, such as corn, defend themselves against major prices changes.
For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for workers even as the harvest season is well underway.
Federal programs that collect money from farmers to promote pork, beef and eggs are under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from FOIA.
Free trade agreements open the door to get more American beef, soybeans and rice into other countries at more competitive prices.
A few years ago, more than 40 percent of U.S. cotton exports ended up in China. Last year, it was down to 6 percent.
Some big food companies, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.
The TPP is expected to give U.S. farmers easier access to markets in countries like Japan and Australia by reducing tariffs on products like beef and rice.
For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.
Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.
While the conversation about hemp in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business.
Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.
Diverting acres away from a major commodity to an un-tested crop is risky, but sometimes farmers can reap the benefits of innovation.
Hunger affects nearly one billion people worldwide. High food prices are a factor, but what drives food prices?