A special task force on rural prosperity has begun its work. Gary Crawford and Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Trade Rep. Promises Better Trade Deals/Better Enforcement of Deals. The U.S. Trade Representative says he’ll work for better new trade deals and better enforcement of current agreements. Gary Crawford and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer.
Technologically speaking, great strides have been made in agriculture. Stephanie Ho. Chip Bowling, USFRA Vice Chair and Maryland crop farmer. Beverly Flores, North American Media Relations and Communications, John Deere. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.
The Pro’s and Con’s of Producing the Best Quality Wheat in the World. U.S. wheat growers produce the best quality wheat in the world and they are proud of that, but sometimes it puts them at a disadvantage.
Ron Suppes, Kansas wheat grower, telling the House Agriculture Committee, two of his top priorities he’d like to see emphasized in the next farm bill–crop insurance & research.
The nomination period soon begins for the annual election of Farm Service Agency County Committee members. Rod Bain and FSA Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm
The US and China Monday announced final details that would allow USA beef back into the Chinese marketplace for the first time in over a decade. Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue. For more info, go to: www.agrinet.com.
The USDA evaluation of all its various regulations is continuing.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue telling the Delta Council in Cleveland, Mississippi, a few of the approaches to boosting rural populations and economies. Gary Crawford and Secretary Sonny Perdue.