FSMA is the largest overhaul in food safety regulations in more than 70 years, and some delays were forced as agricultural stakeholders fought for more practical, flexible, and effective interpretations of the law.
Speculative investors have built a record position in sugar this year, sparking fears of a swift pullback in its price. Investors such as hedge funds own around 26% of the New York sugar-futures market, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. That is down from a third in[…]Read More »
In south Texas, this was going to be one of the best years farmers had seen in a while. The cotton crop was projected to bring in record prices and even clear out many families’ debts. But the massive rainfall, winds and a slow drying-out process from Harvey have left[…]Read More »