Report from Capitol Hill

The U.S. Congress has finally passed agricultural disaster legislation and President Donald Trump promptly signed the bill into law. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to get resources to growers harmed by natural disasters. After being hit hard by Hurricane Michael, pecan growers in the Southeast may benefit from this legislation. The following are...

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Blooming tulips sit in the foreground of this shot of the U.S. Capitol

Update on Pecans in Washington, D.C.

Despite the completion of the 2018 Farm Bill, pecan has had much activity in the nation’s capital in recent days with Farm Bill implementation and other issues of significance to the industry. The 2018 Farm Bill is in the early implementation stage with rules still being formulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA recently...

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