agriculture

Subcommittee Rejects Trump Ag Cuts; China Beef Celebration
**The House Appropriations Committee’s agriculture and energy subcommittees approved bills that reject most of the cuts sought by President Trump.
The bill approved by the panel’s ag subcommittee would still cut discretionary spending at USDA, the Food and Drug Adminis…
Ag Education Focus of FFA; Tractor Sales Up
**Ag education is changing to keep up with recent advancements.
National FFA Association CEO Mark Poeschl tells Brownfield they are working with ag educators as agriculture and technology evolves.
He says that means exposing FFA members to more science and technology uses in agribusiness to get them i…
Perdue Likes Renegotiation of NAFTA; Broadband in Rural America
**After newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week that President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue gave his stamp of approval.
Perdue says "While NAFTA has been an overall positive for American agriculture, any trade deal …
China Bans Brazilian Beef; Trump Proclaims Nat’l Ag Day
** China has suspended all meat imports from Brazil in the wake of a scandal involving Brazil’s meat industry.
Ag economist Alton Kalo with Steiner Consulting says since China has not yet resumed buying U.S. beef, China could turn to Argentina, Australia and New Zealand to meet its needs, which could…
Ag’s Dickens’ Moment; Trump’s Agenda to Congress
The leader of America’s biggest farm group says U.S. agriculture is experiencing something of a Charles Dickens moment, benefiting from what he called the “the best times” while dealing with the “worst” of times.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s Zippy Duvall says the new Trump administration and the…
Ag Consumer Data; Withdrawing from NAFTA
A consumer research firm has developed a new approach to help farmers better understand influential consumer groups and how they drive the market.
J.J. Jones, with the Center for Food Integrity says farmers can use the information to help make management decisions for their operations...

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