Weekly wheat export sales were near the top end of expectations. Get more report highlights.
Over the next 30 years, the CBO projects federal debt relative to GDP will hit its highest level on record.
It may take until may to get Sonny Perdue confirmed on the Senate floor, but he's a shoo-in for the top spot at USDA.
New farm bill hearings are like past years, with farm group lobbyists and others saying they want more funding and to protect crop insurance. Meanwhile, USDA Secretary-nominee Sonny Perdue just may get a Senate confirmation vote before the Senate departs for Easter.
The Trump administration hopes to notify Congress the week of April 3 of its intention to launch trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico, Democratic lawmakers said following a meeting with Trump trade officials.
Health-care reform, or more accurately the lack of it, could still be a backdrop in Washington in the week ahead, but it will mostly be color the outlook for other issues.
Revisions within food-at-home areas include poultry & eggs, fruits and vegetables.
Farmers have used glyphosate safely for decades, but in recent years anti-GMO activists have tried to target the product - aided by a sensationalist media - because it often works in harmony with biotechnology.
Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead USDA, commented on key budget, farm and trade policy issues during his 2.5 hour confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Sonny Perdue's nomination hearing to be USDA Secretary begins this morning amid budget cuts, trade policy concerns and low commodity prices.
Markets and traders are openly asking questions and thinking about whether or not self-inflicted wounds and perhaps other, direr events could unravel the Trump presidency.
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