Tom Sleight, president and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council, remains hopeful for opportunities to tweak the North American Free Trade Agreement and expand markets for U.S. grain products once the Trump administration gets its full trade team in place.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the administration’s budget “may have missed the mark” when it comes to agricultural research funding, and he pledged to work to “right-size” that part of the budget for agriculture. Read more
U.S. cotton and soybean farmers will be allowed to use the new Xtendimax with Vapor Grip Technology formulation of dicamba to help control glyphosate and PPO-resistant weeds in their crops in 2017. Read more