Trump Says US Will Purchase Crops for Aid to Offset China Losses

Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said that the U.S. will boost its purchases of domestic farm products for humanitarian aid in an effort to offset lost demand from China as trade tensions flare between the nations.

Megan Durisin | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2019
Government, Business

Farmers Go Organic in Search of Millennial Dollars in Grain Glut

Farmers Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

While the number of farms overall in the United States from 2012 has shrunk, the number of organic growers has surged, according to the latest census from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Shruti Date Singh and Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

As Trade War Simmers, US Soybean Shipments Hit One-Year Low

Soybeans Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press

Shipments of American soybeans are at the lowest level since before the U.S.-China trade war in what could be a worrying sign for growers hoping for the Asian giant to accelerate purchases ahead of a trade deal.

Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Budget Proposal Includes Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies

Corn Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s “I LOVE YOU!” tweet to farmers is facing another challenge: Budget cuts that will slash subsidies for crop insurance and small growers.

Mario Parker and Alexandra Semenova | Bloomberg News
March 12, 2019
Government, Business

Farm Legislation Clears Congress, Moves to Trump’s Desk

Corn harvesting John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. House on Dec. 12 passed a farm policy deal, clearing the five-year measure for President Donald Trump’s signature.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2018

Growers Feel Strain of Truck Weight Limits

"Those of us in agriculture find it a little offensive that a fellow hauling containers can get an exemption [for a 100,000-pound truck] that an agricultural person cannot get." — Joe Boddiford, Georgia Peanut Commission

Jill Nolin | The Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times
February 4, 2016

Rockfarm Acquires Stake in Global Distribution & Logistics

Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions has acquired a majority interest in Global Distribution & Logistics to expand its global service offering, the buyer announced in a statement.

Transport Topics
February 3, 2016