Shutdown already hurting export opportunities

- Is the government shutdown affecting your business? Some people would probably say “NO!” with some ridiculous line like, “what do we need those non-essential employees for anyways?” But if you are a farmer or work in agriculture, the answer would be yes and those employees are indeed very essential. The shutdown not only closes local, […]

Passing of FTAs Vital to Ag, Economy

- Monday, President Barack Obama submitted the long standing Colombia, Korea and Panama free trade agreements (FTAs) to Congress for ratification. Congress not only needs to pass each agreement, but they need to act swiftly giving a sure expansion to the American export economy. “The series of trade agreements I am submitting to Congress today will […]