Daily Ag Summary

Farm Credit Outlook Shows Prices for Grains to Strengthen

An outlook presented to the Farm Credit Administration shows corn and soybean prices are projected to strengthen, boosting profit margins for crop farmers. The report shows profit margins are expected to decline for livestock producers though, as rising grain prices

House Faces Friday Deadline to Pass Current Farm Bill

The U.S. House faces a Friday deadline to revote on the current farm bill proposal. The Freedom Caucus, a group of 30-some Republicans, blocked the farm bill on its previous consideration from advancing by voting against it, demanding a vote

Senate Bill Creates Group to Study Trucking Regulations

Legislation introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would revise existing trucking regulations to make the rules more flexible for drivers hauling livestock.. The “Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act” would establish a working group at the Department of Transportation to examine

FDA to Hold “Fake Meat” Public Meeting

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on fake meat, or foods produced using animal cell culture technology and will hold a public meeting July 12 to gather feedback. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the organization will

SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers: State FFA Convention 2018

The South Carolina FFA Association 91st Annual State Convention took place last week in Brooks Center at Clemson University. The S.C. state FFA chapters all gathered for three days of excitement and education. Commissioner Hugh Weathers was able to join

Truth or Consequences: The Future of Animal Agriculture

Bob Cervara reports on the future of animal ag in light of the current consumer’s education.

Schumer Praises Trump Tariffs against China

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a New York radio show on Sunday that he supports President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. The Hill reports that Schumer said he thought Trump was right to place tariffs on China because,

NC Fishing Down, but Shrimp Volume Sets New Record

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North Carolina officials say commercial fishing declined by weight last year even as shrimp volume increased to a record high. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries says fishermen sold about 54 million pounds of fish and shellfish to North Carolina

Farm Group Calls Latest Tariffs “Scary”

Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director Brian Kuehl is criticizing says the Trump Administration’s approval of $50 billion worth of tariffs on imported goods from China. He says the tariffs on Chinese imports will result in heavy retaliatory tariffs on

Trump “Not Happy” With EPA Chief Pruitt

On the surface, President Trump says Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt has done a fantastic job of running the agency. However, Trump tells Bloomberg that he’s “not happy” with some of Pruitt’s actions as ethics allegations continue to threaten