Rural Infrastructure, Broadband Needs Highlighted – DTN Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is taking a lead in making the case for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package in rural America. Buttigieg spoke Tuesday to DTN/Progressive Farmer about the American […]

Biden Defends Infrastructure Plan as Necessary to Compete with China – DTN Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
President Joe Biden more aggressively defended his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package on Wednesday, saying the plan and its funding are open to negotiation. But he also stressed the investments are […]

Derecho Aid Gets Blown Away from House Relief Bill – DTN Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
House Democratic leaders stripped a provision from the latest aid package that would have helped farmers suffering from crop losses — including losses due to high winds or derechos — […]

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. […]

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