During most weeks, the AgEconMT crew reads a lot of news, interacts with lots of people, and learns a lot. While we’re not able to report on and provide analyses on all of those things, we want to share at least a few items that we found to be particularly interesting and useful for the northern Great Plains agricultural sector during the past week.
USDA calls for comment on organic check-off proposal as demand for organic outstrips supply (Food Navigator USA): A year and a half after officially applying to USDA to create the program and more than five years after OTA first began working with stakeholders to shape the program, USDA is seeking public comment – a pivotal next step in making it a reality.
Trump’s missing Cabinet secretary (Politico): A behind-the-scenes fight between agribusiness tycoons and members of Donald Trump’s camp who want more diversity in the Cabinet has turned the selection process for Agriculture secretary into a months-long battle.
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