The White House is expected to release President Donald Trump's
budget proposal Tuesday for fiscal year 2018. The plan will recommend cuts to
an array of USDA programs, but also propose funding to boost infrastructure
See . FBracing for Plans to Cut ...
Farm leaders representing ag exports in beef, pork, rice, corn and
wheat are all somewhat concerned about losing their current market access as a
result of the Trump administration's planned renegotiation of the North
American Free Trade Agreement. Others, however, said the administration could
use the trade talks to lower the national trade deficit and recalibrate trade
so it benefits farmers more and corporations less.
See DTN Ag News. B"Do No Harm" in Trade Talks...
JBS S.A., the world's largest meatpacker, is directly involved with a
bribery scandal at the highest levels in its home country of Brazil, but there
is no indication the company is facing investigations in the U.S.
See DTN Ag News. 4^JBS Scandal Grows in Brazil...
National biofuel interest groups are pressing members of Congress to
pass legislation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change rules
to allow the E15 market to expand.
See DTN Ag News. 1^Groups Push E15...
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Illinois researchers work with Kraft
to make corn a source of natural food dyes, EPA's pyrethroid review is open for
comment again and GM crops make strides around the world.
See DTN Ag News. BCrop Tech Corner...