Arkansas: Field Days Canceled to COVID Spikes, Some to Switch to Online Format Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
A rise in COVID-19 cases is prompting the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to cancel in-person field days, with some morphing into online formats. The Division of Agriculture […]

Smithfield Foods Sued on COVID-19 Claims – DTN Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
Smithfield Foods, Inc., misled consumers about the state of the meat-supply chain and packing-plant worker safety during COVID-19, a new federal lawsuit alleges, saying the company’s public-relations efforts took advantage […]

More Ag Pandemic Relief Details – DTN Jun 16, 2021

🕔Jun 16, 2021
Biofuel producers will split $700 million in aid funds for pandemic production losses, and livestock producers who have been left out of earlier aid also will see some assistance, as […]

Ag Trade: Pandemic May Put Unforeseen Damper on Crop Prices – Commentary Jun 9, 2021

🕔Jun 9, 2021
Agricultural commodities are riding a wave of high prices which is good news for farmers in the short run. As our regular readers know, we have pointed out that high […]

USDA Announces Listening Session on Impacts of COVID-19 on New Farmers May 5, 2021

🕔May 5, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a virtual listening session for beginning farmers and ranchers to learn how COVID-19 impacted their farming operations and to get their feedback on […]

Farmers Concerned About Possible Changes in Estate Tax Policy – Ag Barometer May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
The April reading of the Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier when the index stood at 177 and just 5 points below its all-time high of 183, […]

Livestock: How Has COVID Changed the Industry? – DTN Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
Lee Reichmuth, who runs a cattle feedyard near Lindsay, Nebraska, recalls a year ago seeing “records broken” in cattle markets, such as boxed beef price moving from a little more […]

Congress Extends Paycheck Protection Program Loan Applications – DTN Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
The Small Business Administration will likely soon announce an extension for applications to the Paycheck Protection Program after both chambers of Congress voted for the SBA to push the deadline […]

USDA Rolls Out New COVID Aid – DTN Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
USDA announced the release of billions of dollars in aid to both crop and livestock producers through the suite of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) aid as well as assurances […]

Ask HR: Offering Vaccine Incentives for Ag Employees – DTN Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
While some large agribusinesses like Tyson Foods are organizing onsite vaccination clinics, other companies are opting to offer incentives that they hope will encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. […]

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