Sonny Perdue, as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, may be the most aggressive enforcer of President Donald Trump’s pro-business and deregulatory agenda that the fewest Americans, outside agriculture, have ever heard of.
The trucker shortage is a challenge and it’s affecting everyone, says Jason Wishall, owner of Wishall Transport. The American Trucking Association says the shortage could rise to more than 160,000 drivers by 2028.
On Sunday, 60 Minutes aired an episode questioning antibiotic use in the livestock industry and singled out the pork industry. The report failed to include critical information about modern pig farming, NPPC says.
One lesson COVID-19 has taught our country is agriculture is essential. “We can't replace people getting up and doing the chores," says Dan Thomson, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.
Drought. Floods. Early frost. Heat waves. Everyone knows agricultural production is highly sensitive to changes in weather and climate. A new report takes a look at how agricultural systems are impacted by those changes.