Coronavirus fears ease, but many farmers expect a worse year financially – August 5, 2020

Coronavirus fears ease, but many farmers expect a worse year financially An unusually large portion of U.S. farmers and ranchers expects worse financial performance on their farms this year than last, said a Purdue University poll released on Tuesday. And although producers are less worried by the coronavirus pandemic than… Continue reading

EU dabbles in agricultural protectionism, says Perdue

EU dabbles in agricultural protectionism, says Perdue European barriers to some U.S. food and ag exports — derided as “hormone beef,” “chlorine chicken,” and GMO “Frankenfoods” — smack of protectionism and could color already acrimonious U.S.-EU trade relations, said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue during a transatlantic discussion on Wednesday.  … Continue reading