Tax Reform in House and Senate and Arkansas Bans Dicamba
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has passed and its effect will lessens the impact self-employment and income taxes have on producers from its original version. Arkansas and Monsanto facing off on the Dicamba ban. China removing value added tax on distillers dried grains.
Ag Productivity by 2050 and Budget Without Farm Bill Cuts
The expanding Agriculture productivity is not expanding fast enough to sustainably feed the world by 2050. Fiscal 2018 budget blueprint approved by the House earlier this month included instructions to reduce agriculture spending by $10 billion. EPA abandoning proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel…
Honeybee Numbers Deceptive; Corn Yield and Acreage
**A new report by USDA says while honeybee populations increased slightly from last year, it’s not a true reflection of colony stresses beekeepers are overcoming.
USDA statistician Joshua O’Rear says while honeybee colonies increased three percent in April over last ye…
FDA Approves Heart-Healthy Soy Oil; Beyond Burger Expands
**The Food and Drug Administration has approved a heart-health claim for U.S. soy oil. The approval follows the American Heart Association’s recent confirmation that the fats in soybean oil have benefits for cardiovascular health.
The United Soybean Board says the claim will help U...

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