After eight years, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s tenure is coming to an end. Vilsack is the longest-serving agriculture secretary since Orville Freeman also served eight years in the 1960s.
Markets are begging for more organic corn and soybeans. In 2017, the U.S. imported 16 million bushels of each crop. There’s room for growth, too—organic only accounts for 0.2% of corn and 0.1% of soybean production, according to Rabobank and USDA. Read moreRead More »
Ten Ways Trump’s Budget Will Affect USDSA AgWeb.com reports: President Trump’s newly released 2018 budget proposal requests $17.9 billion for USDA. This represents a 21% decrease from 2017. The 2018 budget proposal outlines 10 USDA changes of note in particular, which include: 1.The Food Safety and Inspection service would be[…]Read More »