Stephanie Mercier takes a look at the targeted mandatory programs and cuts made from the farm bill, including commodity and crop insurance programs, conservation, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
Trade, regulation and labor were the issues most discussed as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture convened a listening session for the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Read moreRead More »
Speculative investors have built a record position in sugar this year, sparking fears of a swift pullback in its price. Investors such as hedge funds own around 26% of the New York sugar-futures market, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. That is down from a third in[…]Read More »