Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:49AM CDT
The week opened with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman holding in China with top officials, including with Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng. Interestingly, while that session was still going on, Chinese state media released a statement from Xie contended the U.S. had created an imaginary enemy in China to divert attention from domestic U.S. issues.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:49AM CDT
The House ag supplemental disaster aid bill provides funds under the Wildfire Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP-Plus) for disasters in 2020 and 2021. The bill will include payments for unharvested acres, as well as on-farm storage losses. Other aid will be provided for dairy and sugar cooperatives and California grape growers.