New COVID Aid Package Pitched – DTN Dec 2, 2020

🕔Dec 2, 2020
Looking to respond to the growing economic crisis facing the country from the COVID-19 pandemic, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress on Tuesday announced a proposed coronavirus aid package […]

FSA Changes “Active Engagement” Payment Eligibility Rule – DTN Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency on Wednesday restored the previous definitions of “active personal management,” “significant contribution,” and “related phrasing” in a rule on farm program subsidy eligibility and payment limitations. […]

Rural Healthcare a Critical Election Issue – DTN Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
California rancher Megan Brown moved home to work on her parents’ cattle ranch. The pay is low, which helps to keep the ranch in her family, and Brown started raising […]

Biofuels: A Blend of Ethanol, Politics – DTN Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue promoted biofuels and USDA’s investment in projects such as blender pumps during a series of events in Iowa and Minnesota on Thursday. The official […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trump Approves Iowa Disaster Request – DTN Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
President Donald Trump approved Iowa’s request for an expedited request for a disaster declaration, following last week’s devastating derecho that inflicted damage to crops, grain storage and other agriculture infrastructure. […]

New COVID Aid Bill Stalled in Talks – DTN Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., both told The Hagstrom Report the Senate Republican coronavirus aid package now in development contains $20 billion in […]

USDA: No Cattle Market Wrong-Doing – DTN Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
USDA cannot conclude right now if anyone in the cattle industry violated the Packers and Stockyards Act in the aftermath of two major market disruptions over the past year. After […]

Livestock: Hog Industry Faces Financial Disaster – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Hog producers currently are holding on to about 1.1 million animals that should have been slaughtered already. The number could grow to about 1.6 million by the end of August […]

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