The hearing for Katherine Tai, the president's nominee for U.S. Trade ambassador, hearing comes as trade deals and negotiations reached under the Trump administration have set the table for record agricultural exports in fiscal year 2021, which USDA forecasts at $157 billion.
Refining companies that lost an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit are filing an opening brief with the Supreme Court.
With Iowa's former governor returning as Agriculture secretary, the Iowa congressional delegation wants USDA to include custom cattle feeders in any new changes for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Some aid payments under the program that were approved last month by outgoing Secretary Sonny Perdue are still under review by the Biden administration.
A letter signed by all major commodity groups, the Farm Credit Council and numerous agribusinesses argues SBA misinterpreted Congressional intent when it excluded farming partnerships and LLCs from a new calculation geared toward improving farmers' and ranchers' access to the Paycheck Protection Program's forgivable loans.
Retail fertilizers continue their upward march with prices for all eight gaining between 7% and 22% from the month prior. Experts say shutdowns related to last week's deep freeze could tighten supplies.
Tom Vilsack received strong bi-partisan support in his confirmation vote even as his nomination drew criticism in some progressive circles. Vilsack will serve as agriculture secretary after having held the same post all eight years of the Obama administration.
The EPA announced on Monday that it has changed its policy on the small-refinery exemptions program to the Renewable Fuel Standard.
A record price was set for the sale of Poss Deadwood, a bull described as being "designed for covering large areas of rangeland."
Revenue protection policies will include the highest guarantees in years, but as farmers make their decisions, experts recommend taking a look at a new supplemental offering, the Enhanced Coverage Option, because it could pay out more frequently.