Continuous Disaster Aid Programs in U.S. Agriculture – A Policy Discussion Jun 16, 2022

🕔Jun 16, 2022
The existing farm safety net for crops in the United States includes commodity programs and crop insurance. Crop insurance protects against production losses and was instituted to move away from […]

Ag Trade: Ocean Shipping Reform to Become Law Jun 14, 2022

🕔Jun 14, 2022
Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed the Senate’s version of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580) by a vote of 369 to 42, sending the bipartisan bill to President […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Storms Bring Heavy Rain Across Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley Jun 10, 2022

🕔Jun 10, 2022
Summary A slow-moving cold front resulted in thunderstorms with heavy rainfall (locally more than 3 inches) across the central to southern Great Plains, lower Mississippi Valley, and the Ozarks Region […]

Ag Policy: Disaster Programs and Interactions with Crop Insurance Jun 9, 2022

🕔Jun 9, 2022
Crop insurance has evolved with the goal of insuring a large share of acres to reduce demand for ad hoc disaster assistance.  One of the primary goals of crop insurance […]

Examining U.S. Ag Disaster Relief Programs Jun 9, 2022

🕔Jun 9, 2022
Since 2017, disaster payments have been made available to crop producers through programs called Wildfires and Hurricanes Protection (WHIP) program, WHIP Plus (WHIP+) program, and Emergency Relief Program (ERP). Given […]

Ag Trade: Black Sea Exports in Focus, Global Potash Market Evolves Jun 3, 2022

🕔Jun 3, 2022
Reuters writer Michelle Nichols reported yesterday that, “A senior U.N. official had ‘constructive discussions‘ in Moscow with Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov on facilitating Russian grain and fertilizer exports to global markets, U.N. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Improvements for Great Plains Jun 2, 2022

🕔Jun 2, 2022
Summary Heavy precipitation fell across much of the contiguous U.S. over the past week, particularly in the Great Plains, Northwest (especially the northern Rocky Mountains), and the Southeast. Much of […]

NOAA Drought Outlook Monthly – June Jun 2, 2022

🕔Jun 2, 2022
Much of the western half of the lower 48 states remained in drought throughout May. However, several locations across the Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, and Great Plains saw some improvement […]

USDA Announces June 2022 Lending Rates for Ag Producers Jun 1, 2022

🕔Jun 1, 2022
USDA announced loan interest rates for June 2022, which are effective June 1, 2022. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains Across the Plains, Midwest, Southeast May 28, 2022

🕔May 28, 2022
Summary A strong upper-level trough moved across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week (May 18-24). Surface low pressure systems and cold fronts were associated with […]

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