The U.S. net farm cash income in 2020 is projected to decline 9% from 2019. Nearly 200 agricultural groups sent a letter to President Trump urging continued implementation of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement.
With the global epidemic of food waste, valuable on-farm inputs are thrown out along with the food. For example,19% of all fertilizer is lost to food waste in the United States; worldwide that number increases to 23%.
Inspectors tested and discovered a harmful chemical in tainted sewer sludge from the Lapeer, Michigan waste water treatment plant, back in 2017. Those solids were used for fertilizer. Today, it’s still not an option.
Nine years ago, one of the first bioreactors was installed on Mike Bravard’s farm near Jefferson, Iowa. Last week, that bioreactor was reconditioned, all in an effort to make water cleaner for people downstream.
COVID-19 has exposed a lot of issues in our food supply chain, said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN). One of the things that he's focusing on is preparedness in the future event of a crisis.
The Canadian government is sending three cabinet ministers to the United States to stress the merits of NAFTA, officials said on Thursday, paving the way for key talks that could either sink or save the trade pact.
Six Republican senators met with President Trump and Vice President Pence on Thursday last week to advocate for preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), reports the National Pork Producers Council.