USDA's proposed 2015 budget is less than its 2014 budget but still looks to bolster rural development, finance younger farmers, improve food safety, and reduce funding for the Commodity Credit Corporation and some producer insurance premium subsidies.
Annually, Cotton Incorporated invites cotton producers from across the country to travel to North Carolina to tour its high-tech headquarters, which was established, built with, and funded by cotton check-off dollars.
American Farm Bureau Federation wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to reverse federal court ruling that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s total maximum daily load for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture looks to better manage the fight against citrus greening across the country, creating a Multi-Agency Coordination Group for Huanglongbing, or HLB, which causes the bacterial disease. And it’s kicking in $1 million to get it going.