New Mexico Meat Plant Fights to Reopen from COVID Shutdown – DTN Nov 12, 2020

🕔Nov 12, 2020
The state of New Mexico last week ordered the 14-day closure of Stampede Meat’s Sunland Park meatpacking plant in response to rising COVID-19 cases and now the company is suing. […]

COVID Pandemic Exposes Food Insecurity – DTN Oct 20, 2020

🕔Oct 20, 2020
The COVID-19 economic shutdown that led to disruptions in the food supply chain may have hit hardest those Americans who already have challenges finding their next meals. In particular, many […]

Mississippi: 2020 Row Crop Short Course – Cancelled Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
It is with great regret that we have cancelled the 2020 Row Crop Short Course at Mississippi State University.  Due to the global pandemic, we see no viable way to […]

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 […]

Ag Economy: Pandemic, Drought, and Derecho – How Are We Doing? Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
In an update late last month at the USDA blog, Robert Johansson, the Department’s Chief Economist, highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic was adversely impacting the American farm economy. Dr. Johansson stated […]

CFAP2 Producer Webinar – Sept. 24 Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency is offering a webinar on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 on Thursday, September 24 at 2:00 PM Central. Learn about expanded eligibility for certain commodities (such as rice, peanuts […]

Lawmakers Concerned About Disaster Related Ag Funding – DTN Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
When Congress conducts a postmortem of agriculture’s performance during the COVID-19 economic shutdown, chances are some segments of the industry could see structural changes, and the farm bill’s role in […]

New Round of Farm Aid for COVID Losses Causes Snag in Congressional Spending Bill Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
Andrew Restuccia and Jesse Newman reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump unveiled $13 billion in new aid to farmers facing economic harm from the coronavirus pandemic as he aimed to boost support […]

Cost Benefit Analysis of CFAP2 Payments Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
At a campaign stop in Wisconsin on September 17, 2020, President Trump announced a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP2) payments. USDA estimates up to $14 billion in […]

USDA Announces Additional Direct Money to Farmers, Ranchers Impacted by Coronavirus Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
USDA announced today up to an additional $14 billion will be available for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the […]

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