Soybeans: Using Dicamba Herbicides to Manage Resistant Weeds

🕔Nov 29, 2017Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois are heavily infested with weeds resistant to glyphosate (group 9), PPO inhibitors (group 14), and ALS inhibitors (group 2). This has greatly reduced the number of effective […]

USDA Swears in Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs – DTN

🕔Oct 31, 2017USDA officially filled another key leadership position Monday as Greg Ibach was sworn in as USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. At the same time, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

NAFTA Renegotiation Continues – Pres. Trump, Sec. Perdue, Lawmakers Weigh In

🕔Oct 12, 2017William Mauldin reported on Wednesday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “President Donald Trump, speaking alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, opened the door to separate trade deals with […]

Ag Trade: Sec Perdue Says ‘All Options are on the Table” – DTN

🕔Oct 6, 2017In what might be a summary of his approach on trade, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said agricultural trade policy is “like policy toward North Korea — all options are on […]

Checkoff Funded Programs: Group Questions Lack of Transparency – DTN

🕔Sep 21, 2017A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal […]

2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

🕔Aug 16, 2017Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched his “Back to Our Roots” farm bill tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2017. At the same time, members of Congress […]

Livestock: Japan Increases U.S. Frozen Beef Tariff, Perdue Voices Concern – DTN

🕔Aug 1, 2017In what may be one of the first consequences to the U.S. for backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, Japan this week announced an automatic tariff rate increase on […]

NAFTA: Perdue says Mexico Not Serious About Increasing South American Trade – DTN

🕔Aug 1, 2017Demonstrating increased communication with his Mexican counterpart, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been in the Yucatan Peninsula over the last couple of days touring a pork processing facility and […]

Ag Appropriations: Cottonseed Eligible for PLC Program; Dairy Farmers Get MPP Monthly – DTN

🕔Jul 21, 2017The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed a fiscal year 2018 Agriculture appropriations bill that would provide new aid to both cotton and dairy producers.  The bill would designate cotton […]

Soybean Association CEO Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary – DTN

🕔Jul 14, 2017President Donald Trump late Thursday nominated Stephen Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, to be deputy secretary of Agriculture.  Censky has been CEO of the soybean association […]

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