The number of U.S. households where people don’t get enough to eat dropped significantly last year, but the level of food insecurity still remains higher than before the 2008 recession, according to a USDA report.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R VA) is re-introducing a bill that aims to replace the current H-2A federal guestworker program with an H-2C system. H-2A is a critical source of labor for many produce growers each year, but the program’s red tape, costs, and other challenges have had the industry pushing for reforms[…]
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[…]