|Organic Livestock Rule Ended
USDA has officially ended the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule, which would have required a certain amount of space -- both indoors and outside -- for animal or poultry products to meet the National Organic Program guidelines. The rule was blocked from going into effect last year after President Donald Trump took office.
Family Business Matters
An organizational structure and defined roles help in the transition to new leadership.
EU Lists Tariff Targets
The European Commission on Friday released the full list of U.S. products to face retaliatory tariffs due to the Trump administration's push for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Several agricultural commodities were listed, including rice, cranberries and sweet corn.
Cash Market Moves
The first barge has yet to make its way through Lake Pepin to get to St. Paul, Minnesota, because the ice in the middle of the lake was still too thick on March 14, 2018, to allow tows to pass through.
Spray Like a Pro
Applicator sand farmers learn proper techniques at Asmark Institute course.
Checking wind and temperature can be vital to the safe and effective application of herbicides.
Bullish hopes for cotton are growing after prices neared their highest level in three years. A new season is about to begin.
Ag Issues Persist on Ag Day
The National Ag Day celebration is generally full of speeches filled with platitudes about farmers, but a proclamation and speech by Vice President Mike Pence elevated this year's event on Tuesday. Still, there are also several major agricultural issues hanging in the balance this week in Washington, as well, which were addressed by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Grassley Talks Trump and RINs
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said he would support solutions to the Renewable Fuel Standard coming from agreements between the ethanol and oil industries.