(December 6, 2017) Agricultural authorities in China are speeding up the phaseout of highly toxic pesticides, announcing Dec. 5 that another 10 pesticides will be eliminated by the end of 2022. China will ban the production and use of aldicarb, phorate, and isocarbophos by the end of 2018; ethoprop, omethoate, methyl isothiocyanate, and aluminium phosphide by the end of 2020; and chloropicrin, carbofuran, and methomyl by the end of 2022.
Senators told U.S. Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer they wanted to see more emphasis on exports and less emphasis on issues such as border controls that limit imports. Read moreRead More »
Agriculture and rural America came out in a big way for President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. The president has returned the favor on a number of fronts. His administration has put into motion the repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule, an ill-conceived power grab under[…]Read More »