Ag Labor Tied to DACA Bill
Republican congressmen introduced the "Securing America's Future Act" on Wednesday. The bill had several provisions ending green card lottery programs and claimed to reduce overall immigration levels by 25% a year, but at the same time would increase visas for skilled workers and increase visas for agricultural workers.
RFS Standstill
Although President Donald Trump's administration and some Midwest lawmakers are urging oil and ethanol interests to have meetings of the minds to hash out Renewable Fuel Standard differences, one biofuels organization leader remains unconvinced it will happen.
Bitter Cold Affects Livestock
Cattle producers take extra effort to protect their herds from cold weather, as well as maintain carcass weight in feedlot cattle.
Todd's Take
As the U.S. Commerce Department ponders tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum, China is already shunning U.S. soybean purchases.
Developing Climate-Smart Ag
Representatives from more than 30 organizations were scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for the steering committee for the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance. The organizational meeting seeks to keep U.S. agriculture engaged as the United Nations works more aggressively on agriculture and climate change.
Growing Biomass
An extensive study attempts to provide insight into how farmers can benefit from growing biomass crops.
Kub's Den
Lower commodity prices can sometimes trigger greater consumption, but certain types of commodities benefit more than others from the price elasticity of demand.
New Ag Group Defends NAFTA
Americans for Farmers & Families highlights that the North American Free Trade Agreement is an economic engine in rural America -- "the very same communities that powered President Trump to victory in 2016."
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
The majority of farmers who responded to a recent DTN Twitter poll said they have already purchased at least some of their fertilizer needs for the upcoming growing season.
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