Animal Populations Fall Worldwide – October 30, 2018

Animal Populations Fall Worldwide

Trump to send second round of tariff payments to farmers by year end With no end in sight for the trade war, the Trump administration will begin a second, multibillion-dollar round of payments to soybean, cotton, pork, dairy, sorghum, wheat and corn producers by the end of the year, said… Continue reading

Farm Bill Implies Stricter SNAP requirements – September 21, 2018

Stricter SNAP Work Requirements Needed in Farm Bill

Stricter SNAP work requirement paramount in farm bill, say free-market proponents There is little point in writing a compromise version of the House and Senate farm bills if it does not include stronger work requirements for food stamp recipients, said analysts from think tanks favoring free enterprise and members of… Continue reading

Soybeans, Farm Bill, and Trump’s Tariffs – August 29, 2018

Farm Bill, Trump Tariffs, Soybeans

Midwest scores big on Trump tariff payments; decision on second round in early December Nearly half of the $4.7 billion in Trump tariff payments will go to five midwestern states that are the largest soybean and hog producers in the country, said a farm group analysis on Tuesday. At the… Continue reading

Bailout, Tariffs, Vegetable Prices – August 27, 2018

Washington, Tariffs, and Bailouts

Two sides of Washington: Trump bailout and China tariffs The Trump administration will hear hours of testimony about its proposed 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products on Monday, overlapping with the expected USDA announcement of up to $12 billion in aid for U.S. agriculture to offset the… Continue reading

Organic Livestock Rule Withdrawl – August 23, 2018

organic livestock

U.S. judge allows lawsuit against USDA withdrawal of organic livestock rule The USDA spent a decade writing livestock welfare rules for organic farms before, in a regulatory U-turn, it decided last December that it lacked the power to implement those rules. The decision sparked a lawsuit by the organic community…. Continue reading