Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Agricultural

Congress Asks Trump to Help US Cotton Farmers Now

U.S. cotton farmers can’t wait on the next farm bill. A bipartisan Congressional coalition urged President Trump to help stabilize the industry now by operating the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program on an ongoing basis.   Read more

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Biotechnology

USDA Seeks Public Input on GMO Food Labeling

The USDA is taking public comments on bioengineered crops and food labeling. The agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted 30 questions to its website as it prepares to write proposed rules on how food makers will need to comply with the federal GMO labeling law.   Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

Will a Sugar Deal with Mexico Affect US Treat Prices?

Food makers say federal policies already inflate U.S. sugar prices, and the new agreement will make things worse. The sugar industry, meanwhile, says food companies are trying to drive down prices to sweeten their own profits, not to make treats more affordable.   Read more

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