Iowa: Derecho Damage Adds Extra Challenges, Disappointment to Harvest – DTN Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
The Ihle family have been playing an unnerving game of hide-and-seek this harvest. Tin, wood 2x4s with nails, mailboxes, a traffic cone and what seemed like half the town of […]

Cotton Industry Rolls Out High-Profile Sustainability Initiative – DTN Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
A couple of separate but high-profile announcements on sustainability initiatives in agriculture are rolling out this week, focusing on ranches in the Plains states and cotton producers in the South. […]

Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up – DTN Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Short-term funding for USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. has become a major political fight as House Democratic leaders put forward a short-term bill to fund the federal government that doesn’t replenish […]

Trump vs. Biden: Ag and Rural Issues Raised – DTN Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
Responding to questions from the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Donald Trump’s campaign points to the administration’s support for farmers and agriculture in regulations, trade and labor, while former Vice […]

Some Ag Aid Relief in Iowa – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the trip to Iowa to declare 18 counties in the state as disaster areas for agriculture, allowing farmers hit by the derecho on Aug. 10 […]

Net Farm Income Rising Thanks to Govt. Payments – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Despite the pandemic, or because of government response to it, the U.S. farm sector is projected to have stronger income for 2020 than a year ago. The latest projections for […]

Disaster Bill May Be Needed for Recent Events, Says Perdue – DTN Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Congress will need to decide whether to expand USDA’s disaster program to cover more recent disasters such as Hurricane Laura and the Midwest derecho storm, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said […]

Democrats Turn to Rural Issues – DTN Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Rural leaders in the Democratic Party took to Zoom and other livestream events on Tuesday to spotlight, among other things, problems with broadband and infrastructure in rural America. The Democratic […]

Midwest Grain Storage Torn Up by Storm – DTN Aug 11, 2020

🕔Aug 11, 2020
Grain bins were among the structures damaged by a widespread thunderstorm that slammed the Midwest on Monday, picking up speed and destructive power as it moved from Nebraska into Iowa, […]

COVID-19 And Meatpacking Workers: A Heavy Toll, Uneven Safety Measures – DTN Aug 11, 2020

🕔Aug 11, 2020
Rogelio Munoz Calderon worked for Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Nebraska, for 27 years and raised a family as a packing-plant worker in the northeast Nebraska town. Munoz Calderon finally […]

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