While Missouri Dept. of Agricutlure director Chris Chinn didn't start out looking to policy work, she understands the importance of being able to communicate to various groups of people. Here's what she's learned.
The most significant policy issue of 2018 looms large over the outlook for the new year. Ag leaders of both parties say actions on trade in the first half of 2019 will decide agriculture’s fate for years to come.
Livestock groups representing the majority of pork producers and cattle ranchers are very pleased with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s decision to not move forward with the GIPSA rules. Read their comments here.
National policy leaders are watching nuisance lawsuits, Sen. Mike Conaway told AgriTalk. Issues like gag orders and appeals are still unresolved. A judge change in the fourth case raise farmers' hopes of a fair trial.
Hog farmers in North Carolina are watching with great concern the still-rising flood waters brought by Hurricane Florence. Farmers are providing feed and care for animals and fuel to power ventilation systems in barns.
Trade disputes with China, Mexico and Canada are eroding the value of American ag production, but many farmers are sticking by the man they helped vote into office. They’d just like him to win the trade war quickly,
All agriculture haulers could be exempted from using electronic logging devices (ELD) if the latest version of the Agricultural Business Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 advances through Congress.