Former Gov. Jim Gilmore of Virginia has committed to appearing at the first-ever Iowa Agriculture Summit, raising the number of potential 2016 presidential candidates speaking at the March 7 event to 12, according to organizers.
On Friday, a bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries, representing all past Administrations from those of President Jimmy Carter to President George W. Bush, issued the following open letter urging Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority.
Prices across most U.S. regions increased week-over-week.The largest increase in prices occurred in the Northeast, as continued cold temperatures and snow accumulation were setting records, particularly in the New England states. Prices were elevated at most trading hubs with the exception of the Midwest, where prices originally spiked on Wednesday last week and then moderated by the end of the report week.
Food labels that emphasize how animals are treated and cared for on the farm or ranch are becoming more widely recognized in grocery stores across the United States. When asked what a “humanely raised” label means to you, 55% of respondents chose the “only better treatment of animals” option and almost 30% chose “all of above: better treatment of animals, safer food, and more nutritious and healthy food.”