Livestock: COVID-19 Hits Packing Plants – DTN Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus cases are increasingly affecting the meatpacking industry as both a beef and pork plant in Iowa were closed this week because of positive cases. Tyson Foods announced a pork […]

Farm Labor: H-2A Visa Waiver Expanded – DTN Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
Farmers who rely on H-2A workers received a little more relief from the State Department late Thursday with an announcement that U.S. consulates will expand the group of H-2 applicants […]

House Passes Stimulus Bill – What’s In It For Ag? – DTN Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
The House of Representatives on Friday passed the $2.2 trillion stimulus package dubbed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, sending the legislation to President Donald Trump to […]

Coronavirus: Ag Groups Praise Aid Bill – DTN Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Late Wednesday, the U.S. Senate demonstrated bipartisan backing for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide $2 trillion in various programs to address the pandemic. […]

Ag Labor: Border Open to H-2A Workers – DTN Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
The Trump administration announced it would limit nonessential travel across the borders with both Canada and Mexico, but officials also assured that guest workers would continue to be allowed into […]

Pandemic: Enough Meat On The Table? Industry And Feds Hope So – DTN Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
While most of corporate America is practicing social distancing and working from home, the cattle industry and other food industries are focusing on keeping thousands of people at meatpacking plants […]

Corona Virus Raises Stark Questions About USDA Feeding Programs – DTN Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the congressional Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday that the Agriculture Department will do what it can to make sure people get food during the coronavirus […]

River Levees: 2019 Midwest Breaches And Flooding Complicate Crop Insurance Mar 10, 2020

🕔Mar 10, 2020
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig met with USDA officials from different agencies and local farmers Friday at the Silver Spur Bar & Grill but took his burger to go […]

Feds Move Toward “Heirs’ Land” Rules Bringing Farms Into Mainstream Ag Programs – DTN Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
A rule to implement the 2018 farm bill “heirs’ property” provision to help farmers who have inherited land but don’t have clear title or right to Agriculture Department and disaster […]

Lost Co-op Tax Break Seems Headed Towards Reinstatement – DTN Mar 5, 2020

🕔Mar 5, 2020
Leaders of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives are optimistic IRS officials will adjust Section 199A(g) tax breaks after testimony this week from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Reviewing the “Grain […]

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