New-crop corn futures have traded within a dime of $3.50 for most of the past month, and may need a weather scare to spark a rally. For soybeans, South America’s weather could boost prices.
The Coalition for Safe, Affordable Food … was actively engaged in support of the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, which calls for the establishment of a uniform national disclosure standard for bioengineered food and prevents a patchwork of state-by-state or other governmental subdivision …
Corn and soybean futures dropped this morning after USDA increased its crop estimates from last month.
The undersigned farming, food, consumer and environmental organizations and businesses strongly oppose the nomination of Sam Clovis — a climate change denier with no background in food or agriculture — as the Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics (REE) at the USDA.
We, the undersigned organizations, write in support of Dr. Sam Clovis to be the USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. We encourage swift action by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to confirm his nomination.
The in-kind food aid that the United States provides through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and USDA benefits millions of people around the world. However, the need for food aid exceeds the amount of funding available and, therefore, proper stewardship of limited resou…
Near-trend U.S. corn yields and above-trend U.S. soybean yields defied expectations for the USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand report issued Aug. 10.
The much-anticipated USDA August crop estimates might have short-lived market impact.
CHENOA, Ill. — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told those attending a tour of the Evergreen FS plant in central Illinois that he wished the public could see the plant and hear first-hand about the environmental and safety standards.
DES MOINES — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke to an Iowa crowd last weekend and told them he was focused on reducing unnecessary regulations.
As you approach the 200-day mark of your administration, we write to encourage you to move quickly to fill key appointments within the USDA.
The proposed revisions to USDA biotechnology regulations, published at the end of the previous administration, … send clear, positive signals about the need to foster innovation by ensuring such regulatory oversight is proportional to actual risk — a message we strongly support. …
The condition of the U.S. soybean crop declined slightly in the week ended June 25, according to USDA's June 26 Crop Progress report.
We write to express our opposition to the USDA Fiscal Year 2018 budget for Rural Development. This budget, if enacted, along with the ill-advised recommendation to eliminate the position of Under Secretary for Rural Development, will substantially diminish resources dedicated to improving ru…
DES MOINES — It looks like a profitable year for pork producers.
Editor’s note: The following was compiled by Keith Good, social media manager for the Farmdoc project at University of Illinois, for the university’s Farm Policy News website.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economists, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
Editor’s note: The USDA Risk Management Agency posted this list of frequently asked questions May 23.
Editor's note: The USDA Risk Management Agency posted this list of frequently asked questions May 23. The original document is here.