USMCA Announcement Hailed
Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:32PM CST
The fertilizer industry is urging swift passage of USMCA by the Canadian and U.S. governments. A recent fertilizer outlook conference also stressed that trade uncertainties are bearish for global fertilizer supply and demand. Both geopolitical and environmental policy issues can have an effect on the industry.
New Partnership Addresses Farmer Stress
Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:51AM CST
A new program will train people who work with farmers to identify the signs of stress.
House Passes Ag Labor Bill
Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:43AM CST
The House passed a bill late Wednesday that would overhaul the H-2A visa program, allowing guest workers to stay in the country longer, and would legalize hundreds of thousands of farm workers now in the country illegally. More than 300 agricultural groups endorsed the bill, but the American Farm Bureau opposes it, arguing it would drive up wages.
Deal Reached on USMCA
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:05PM CST
A deal reached Tuesday on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will allow the House of Representatives to vote on the trade pact as early as next week. According to an International Trade Commission report last spring, USMCA would add about $68 billion in U.S. overall exports when implemented, including about $2.2 billion in additional agricultural exports.