“We've got to treat agriculture as a national security issue. If you've got livestock, you need the feed, and if you’re in dairy you need the assurance that your milk is going to get picked up,” says Chuck Conner.
President Donald Trump signed off on a so-called phase-one trade deal with China, averting the Dec. 15 introduction of a new wave of U.S. tariffs on about $160 billion of consumer goods from the Asian nation.
Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Agricultural Security Risk Review Act, legislation that would add the USDA Secretary as a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
New tools were required to answer the new questions. To put stewardship into practice, the co-op doubled down on technology to keep implementation of the 4Rs simultaneously transparent and simple to farmers.