One of the most influential policies on agriculture is the farm bill. The current farm bill will likely be renewed in 2018. Because the Republican party has a slight majority in both houses, the development, approval and implementation of the next farm bill is “likely to be a smoother process than the two-year process of the previous farm bill,” according to a recent Rabobank report.
Today, information is shared at an unprecedented speed. Not so at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), both of which have been conspicuously silent online this week. Read moreRead More »
Southern farmers are dealing with a late-season deluge, as Tropical Depression Harvey moved up through the Delta region this week, soaking corn, soybean, cotton, sorghum and rice fields along the way. Read moreRead More »