Proposed rule would exempt livestock and poultry farmers from reporting manure air emission to federal authorities.
Former USDA Secretary says 90-day trade truce with China is positive, but fight will likely last much longer.
Drivers say 10-hour off duty mandate complicates extended driving trips.
Despite ruling, questions remain about "critical habitat" and its impact on landowners.
Written by U of I ag policy expert, 'The Fault Lines of Farm Policy' highlights lessons from the past.
Bill heads next to the president's desk for his signature.
Pending farm bill overhauls federal status but still depends on state oversight as Illinois and other farmers continue to show interest.