USDA expects the 2018-19 wheat crop to reach 1.88 billion bushels. Winter wheat production was pegged at 1.193 billion bushels, a tiny drop from the July estimate, but down 6% from 2017. The average winter wheat yield is expected to reach 48 bpa, down 0.4 bushel from June and down 2.2 bushels from last year.
President Trump pardoned Oregon Ranchers who were convicted of setting fire to public lands. The case eventually inspired the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
The U.S. Senate passed the farm bill Thursday by a margin of 86-11.
The FDA held a hearing about lab-grown meats but it's a gray area over who has control.
U.S. lamb has regained access to Japan after a 15-year hiatus.