agricultural

Trump Names Doud Chief Trade Negotiator; Trump Trade with Cuba
**President Trump is nominating Gregg Doud, president of the Commodity Markets Council and a farm policy veteran, to be the administration’s chief agricultural negotiator under the U.S. Trade Representative.
 
Doud was a senior aide to the Senate Agriculture Committee from 2011 to…
Cuban Embargo and a New Pasture Clover
The president of an advocacy group lobbying to end the embargo on Cuba says he’s optimistic about working with the Trump administration.
James Williams with Engage Cuba says the President-elect was elected by Rural Americans, many of whom have strong ties to the agricultural community…
Food Scarcity Rising; New Food and Ag Resource Guide Released
A study by U.S. intelligence agencies concludes food scarcity among countries important to the U.S. is likely to rise in the next decade, risking social and political unrest. The study pointed towards climate change and extreme weather among the threats to food availability in key countries in comin…
House Passes Holmquist Newbry Farm Vehicle Bill
By a vote of 97 to 1 the State House of Representatives today passed a bill that clarifies that farmers and their help do not need to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) when hauling agricultural products, equipment and supplies from their farms to storage...