Peterson, ag committee chair, defeated after three decades in House – November 4, 2020

Peterson, ag committee chair, defeated after three decades in House Michelle Fischbach, a well-financed Republican and former Minnesota lieutenant governor endorsed by President Trump, soundly defeated House Agriculture chairman Collin Peterson in a strongly conservative western state district, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. The blunt-spoken Peterson was a… Continue reading

Financial and trade issues loom in agriculture as presidential race ends – November 3, 2020

Financial and trade issues loom in agriculture as presidential race ends The winner of the presidential election on Tuesday, whether it’s President Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden, will face agricultural issues that include the trade war with China and the approaching end of mammoth stopgap subsidies that have propped… Continue reading

‘Phase one’ fails to deliver, and a new approach to China is needed, says trade expert – October 30, 2020

‘Phase one’ fails to deliver, and a new approach to China is needed, says trade expert The “phase one” agreement that de-escalated the Sino-U.S. trade war is not paying off in massive sales of U.S. products, including food and agricultural exports, to China or in the long-term reform of Chinese… Continue reading

Food insecurity problem for active-duty military and veterans – October 27, 2020

    (AgInsider) Federal legislation introduced this month to automatically enroll children of eligible service members into school meals programs reflects the scope of food insecurity among military families — a population that often gets overlooked in coverage of hunger and economic hardship.   The Military Dependents School Meal Eligibility… Continue reading

House ag leadership at stake in tight Peterson-Fischbach race – October 26, 2020

House ag leadership at stake in tight Peterson-Fischbach race If there were a “toss-up caucus” of U.S. representatives in the tightest races, House Agriculture chairman Collin Peterson could be its premiere member. The Blue Dog Democrat from western Minnesota is running for re-election against a well-financed Republican, former Lt. Gov…. Continue reading