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
This morning (4/4) the House Committee on Agriculture’s General Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee held their second of a two-part hearing series looking at commodity policies ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill. Blake Gerard, a rice farmer from Cape Girardeau,
Yesterday, Thursday March 23, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture. Issues associated with the Trump Administration’s proposed USDA budget cuts, trade policy, and labor were among the topics discussed
The second in this series reviewing farm bill history looks for lessons in the 1981 Farm Bill debate. It took place in the early stages of what became the second great farm economic crisis which consumed much of the 1980s.
In the run-up to the 2014 Farm Bill, one of the strategies of those who for various reasons wanted to make it easier to reduce the cost of the farm bill was to split the agricultural portions of the legislation
This morning (February 28), the House Committee on Agriculture’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to solicit feedback from rural America on conservation policy ahead of constructing the 2018 Farm Bill. USA Rice was invited to provide a witness
The House Agriculture Committee of the new Congress began preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization debate with a hearing titled “Exploring the Economic Outlook in Rural America” on February 15. In preparation for the reauthorization debate, this article examines
At a time when politics in Washington, D.C., has never been as divided, leaders of the ethanol and oil industries talked a good game in San Diego Tuesday on how the future requires both industries to find common ground. During