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Morning Agriculture: Farmers Like Trump, But Worry About Farm Bill

FARMERS LIKE TRUMP, BUT WORRY ABOUT FARM BILL: President Donald Trump’s support may be starting to slip with his base (per some polls), but a new Farm Futures survey has found that a majority of farmers (55 percent) would give Trump an “A” or “B” if they were assigning a […]


Missouri Lifts Dicamba Ban, New Restrictions in Place

An agreement with BASF, Monsanto and DuPont puts new formulations back in fields. New dicamba formulations are allowed back in Missouri dicamba-tolerant soybean and cotton fields. However, there are a few new requirements for farmers and applicators. After just one week, the Missouri Department of Agriculture lifted the temporary ban for […]


‘Uncertainty and Dysfunction’ Have Overtaken USDA Program for Organic Foods, Key Lawmaker Says

The difficulty of detecting fraud in imported “organic” food means that it’s hard to know what products can be trusted, a grain industry executive told a Senate committee on Thursday, as lawmakers prepare the next farm bill. The testimony comes after news that millions of pounds of “organic” corn and soybeans have […]


President Nominates Steve Censky for Deputy Agriculture Secretary

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (DTN) — President Donald Trump has nominated Stephen Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, to be deputy secretary of Agriculture. The announcement came late Thursday. Censky has been CEO of the soybean association in St. Louis, Mo., since 1996. Ag lobbyists and others had […]


Morning Agriculture: House Tees Up Ag Spending Package — Perdue Dives into School Lunch Again

HOUSE TEES UP AG SPENDING PACKAGE: We know you’d rather be outside enjoying the sweltering 95-degree swampy weather we have on tap in Washington, but lawmakers are still in town trying to get a few things done. The full House Appropriations Committee will mark up its fiscal 2018 agriculture spending bill […]