Strong growth in farm real estate debt pushed ag loan balances higher at commercial banks in the second quarter. The CA. legislature passed a bill outlawing land sales to foreign countries to help protect the nation’s food supply.
** The Senate Ag Committee has officially received the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be the next Ag Secretary, clearing a major hurdle in the confirmation process.
A spokeswoman for the committee confirmed the news Friday.
Nominated the day before President Trump’s inauguration, reaction from ag groups has been generally supportive, with many seeing the former Georgia governor as a candidate likel
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 3.8-million dollars through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative yesterday to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges...