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Ag Appropriations: Cottonseed Eligible for PLC Program; Dairy Farmers Get MPP Monthly – DTN

Ag Appropriations: Cottonseed Eligible for PLC Program; Dairy Farmers Get MPP Monthly – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 21, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed a fiscal year 2018 Agriculture appropriations bill that would provide new aid to both cotton and dairy producers.  The bill would designate cotton seed as eligible for the Price Loss Coverage program while

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Soybean Association CEO Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary – DTN

Soybean Association CEO Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 14, 2017

President Donald Trump late Thursday nominated Stephen Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, to be deputy secretary of Agriculture.  Censky has been CEO of the soybean association in St. Louis, Missouri, since 1996. Ag lobbyists and others

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Market Thoughts: Fake News in Strange and Dangerous Times – DTN

Market Thoughts: Fake News in Strange and Dangerous Times – DTN

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Fake Market News? We live in strange and dangerous times. Granted, that’s not exactly a news flash, not exactly a unique historical observation. In fact, such a ponderous verdict, in so many words, probably dates back to Homo erectus nursing

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EPA Changing the Landscape: “Sue and Settle” Bites the Dust – DTN

EPA Changing the Landscape: “Sue and Settle” Bites the Dust – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 5, 2017

For many years, environmental and other interest groups have filed lawsuits to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct rulemakings on a variety of issues.   During President Barack Obama’s administration, his EPA faced sharp criticism for a seeming

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China Gets U.S. Beef – Perdue Makes Political Hay – DTN

China Gets U.S. Beef – Perdue Makes Political Hay – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 3, 2017

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and other beef industry officials marked the distribution of the first United States beef in China in 13 years, in a ceremony held in Beijing.   In a news release, USDA said Perdue joined with

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Trump’s USDA Cuts Unacceptable; Don’t Expect Perdue to Step Out – Policy Pennings

Trump’s USDA Cuts Unacceptable; Don’t Expect Perdue to Step Out – Policy Pennings

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Jul 3, 2017

It is difficult to get the agriculture community, as a whole, to agree on anything. The most recent exception: the Trump budget’s proposed cuts to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).   Farmers representing a broad swath of often-competing

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U.S. Suspends Brazilian Fresh Beef Imports

U.S. Suspends Brazilian Fresh Beef Imports

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 22, 2017

U.S. Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of

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USDA Re-Organization: Perdue Appoints 4 to New Leadership Rolls

USDA Re-Organization: Perdue Appoints 4 to New Leadership Rolls

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 18, 2017

The USDA reorganization is officially rolling with recent Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue’s appointment of  4 individuals who will be in leadership rolls during the process.   In accordance with a directive in the 2014 Farm Bill, USDA created a new Under Secretary

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Ag Task Force: Perdue Talks About Future Plans, Limited Details – DTN

Ag Task Force: Perdue Talks About Future Plans, Limited Details – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 17, 2017

How complicated is the path toward prosperity in rural America? Pretty darn complex, if the staffing of President Donald Trump’s new Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force is any indication.   The 25-person task force contains members from 23 different

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2018 Ag Budget Could Put Farmers Underwater – No One is Smiling – DTN

2018 Ag Budget Could Put Farmers Underwater – No One is Smiling – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s 10-year budget proposal for USDA handed down Tuesday essentially serves as the White House’s marker, calling for roughly $240 billion in cuts in the next farm bill.   The Trump administration wants to lower federal spending over

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