Friday Fun Ag Fact | Do you know how many pounds of meat the United States exports? Check out the neat infographic on beef, poultry and pork exports put together with data from Purdue University.
Farm Bill Amendments Approved En Bloc Address Crop Insurance, Biotech, Broadband During House Ag Committee Farm Bill Markup Yesterday | The GOP amendment package included one by Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., that would remove a provision in the bill barring participants in the Agriculture Risk Coverage program from also buying a relatively new type of crop insurance called a Margin Protection plan.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the selection of senior leaders in several U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies. Perdue appointed Martin Barbre as Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator among many others.
The decline reflects expected reductions in national production across all major citrus commodities and overall smaller crops in the four major-producing States (Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona).
The House Ag Committee just passed the #2018FarmBill to the House floor by a vote of 26-20.
No additional amendments or comments were offered up to the Title X - Crop Insurance during the House Agriculture Committee markup of the #2018FarmBill today. Markup and discussion can be heard live here: https://youtu.be/rJz74-ofRwM