After a two week break, lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C. this week to face a variety of issues, including a Senate confirmation vote for Sonny Perdue to be the new Secretary of Agriculture, as well as a looming federal budget deadline
Citing federal data that shows ethanol cracked through the blend wall in 2016, the Renewable Fuels Association on Monday asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard on track for corn-based ethanol in 2018.
The rain didn’t deter the thousands of protesters who streamed into the nation’s capital on Saturday, April 22, to join the March for Science. They wrapped their signs in plastic, donned ponchos and marched on as the clouds alternated between
Just three weeks ago, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University was celebrating its 30th anniversary with guest lecturers, including some of the former state legislators who helped create the center. But in a surprise move last
Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs and other trade restrictions are important considerations for U.S. agriculture.
As President Donald Trump champions a “hire American, buy American” executive order meant to crack down on foreign guest workers at high-tech companies, he will leave agriculture’s guest-worker program untouched in the process. Senior administration officials outlined the latest executive
It’s likely Sonny Perdue will be up to speed on the issues facing agriculture if the Senate follows through and votes to confirm Perdue early next week. That’s the expectation of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who told reporters on Tuesday
A year away from the expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill, we don’t see a lot in the way of concrete comprehensive proposals for commodity programs. We have heard discussions coming out of the northern plains about a 3-4-year land
All things relating to agricultural law can soon be found with a click of a button as Tiffany Dowell Lashmet begins a new podcast called “Ag Law in the Field.” Dowell Lashmet, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law
The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower.