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. […]

USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ for More Equitable Distribution Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market […]

Biden Administration Working Through Farm Aid Needs – DTN Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Farmers waiting to hear about aid programs from USDA likely will have to wait until April for the Biden administration to complete reviews and release funds. The Biden administration is […]

Aid Bill Sees Final Passage for Disadvantaged Farmers – DTN Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
 With the final passage of the American Rescue Plan, Black farmers such as Eddie Slaughter from Buena Vista, Georgia, say they will finally see some relief from long-term debts hanging […]

Biden Stimulus Package Includes Billions in Aid for Disadvantaged Farmers Mar 10, 2021

🕔Mar 10, 2021
Laura Reiley reported on the front page of today’s Washington Post that, “A little-known element of President Biden’s massive stimulus relief package would pay billions of dollars to disadvantaged farmers — benefiting Black […]

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