Uncertainty looms across the United States as to when the government shutdown will end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions for their crops and livestock....More
Just hours after the federal government shutdown Tuesday and the 2008 farm bill extension expired, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved toward a new farm bill conference committee by re-appointing Senate conferees....More
USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales announced that it is time for lenders to register for the upcoming FSA Guaranteed Loan Program training. FSA will host four webinars and three on-site classroom seminars for lenders....More
Republicans may have an advantage in mid-term elections for several reasons, not the least of which is the low number of Republican House seats seen as vulnerable and the number of “safe” districts that have been gerrymandered to create “a slanted playing field for Republicans.”...More
The biggest obstacle to passing a new farm bill is convincing legislators that agriculture is important to the nation, said Chairman of the house Agriculture Committee Frank Lucas, at the recent Southwest Ag Issues Summit In Oklahoma city....More
Federal Judge Christina Armijo said she sill decide whether a New Mexico slaughterhouse will be allowed to open and begin processing horses for slaughter no later than late October.
Armijo placed a restraining order on Valley Meat Company of New Mexico and Responsible Transportation of Sigourney, Iowa, last month preventing the two processing plants from commencing horse slaughter operations even though USDA had issued them permits in June....More