John Herath

Recent Stories by John Herath

Trump Hurricane Farm

Trump Approval Sky High in Ag

Dec 19, 2018 by John Herath
While general polls peg President Donald Trump’s approval rating in the low forties, the latest Farm Journal Pulse on the president’s approval shows solid support among those in agriculture.
Policy Outlook 2019

2019 Policy Outlook: Trade, Trade and Trade

Dec 17, 2018 by John Herath
The most significant policy issue of 2018 looms large over the outlook for the new year. Ag leaders of both parties say actions on trade in the first half of 2019 will decide agriculture’s fate for years to come.
2018 Farm Bill (MED)

Senate Approves 2018 Farm Bill

Dec 11, 2018 by John Herath
The 2018 Farm Bill quickly and easily crossed its first hurdle today as the Senate approved the measure on a 87 to 13 vote a day after the final conference report was made public.
2018 Farm Bill (MED)

Breaking: Deal Reached on Farm Bill

Nov 29, 2018 by John Herath
House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a 2018 farm bill. That agreement now awaits scoring from the Congressional Budget Office to make sure it meets fiscal constraints for farm bill funding.
Tariff Impact

Corn Growers Want More Tariff Aid

Nov 20, 2018 by John Herath
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is asking USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to change rates for the second round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments.