G-7 Goal To End Global Hunger-Improve Food Security

The Agriculture Secretary talked about U.S. and global partnerships to improve food security worldwide during a visit to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.
The Agriculture Secretary’s closing thoughts from the recent G-7 ag ministerial in Italy include efforts to reduce hunger around the world by the year 2030. Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Freight Corridors Study Underway

The capacity, infrastructure, and pricing of some of the nation’s ag freight transportation corridors are part of a newly-started USDA study.  Mark Burton of the University of Tennessee describes the focus of a now underway USDA study looking at some of the nation’s major agricultural freight transportation corridors.

Not Your Daddy’s Farm–Some Views on Farming’s Future

A major revolution in the business of farming may be on the way. Gary Crawford presents some views on the future of farmers and farming.  Gary Crawford, Dr. Karl Dawson and Aidan Connolly with the Alltech company,  Professor Michael Boehlje of Purdue University, Mary Shelman, farm owner and former director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program.

Conaway Update On Tax Reform & NAFTA

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway provides a couple of key updates on tax reform and NAFTA.

“Our goal over the past two days was to ensure our Canadian counterparts understand that U.S. production agriculture has a keen interest in getting NAFTA done and done right. We have had productive conversations over the weekend with Canadian officials and are eager for negotiations to resume in Washington this week. As I’ve said before, U.S. production agriculture will continue to stay at negotiators elbow throughout this process to ensure their interests are taken into account.”

Goodlatte Unveils Bill to Provide Workable Guestworker Program for American Farmers

House Ag Chairman K. Michael Conaway joins Agrinet® today to discuss the new AG Act, creating a new H-2C guestworker program designed to provide American farmers with access to a legal, stable supply of workers.

U.S. Agricultural Export Update-Corn, Wheat, Soybeans and Cotton Exports Ahead of a Year Ago

Complete export numbers for the first eleven months of the 2017 fiscal year are in. One analyst calls them encouraging.

USDA trade economist Bryce Cooke giving the export value of several bulk commodities during the first 11 months of the 2017 fiscal year compared to the same time frame a year ago.

U.S. Weather Outlook Through Early Next Week; Nate’s Track And Potential Impact

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey notes several weather events are expected across the country through the weekend, including the arrival of storm system Nate along parts of the Gulf Coast.

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey talks about the latest named storm in this Atlantic hurricane season and how it may impact parts of the U.S. during its trek.