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 — […]

Vilsack Lays Out Early Agenda – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
USDA needs to ensure its coronavirus aid to farmers is equitable as the Biden administration is using the department in several ways to focus on President Joe Biden’s goal to […]

Vilsack Already Facing Calls on CFAP Aid – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
As Tom Vilsack was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as Agriculture secretary, he already faces a request from his home-state congressional delegation asking to expand COVID-19 relief aid to include custom […]

Ag Groups Call for Paycheck Protection Program Changes – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
 A coalition of 35 agriculture groups is urging Congress to work with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure farm partnerships and limited liability corporations have the same access to […]

Georgia Pecans: Quality Loss Adjustment Program Documentation Feb 24, 2021

🕔Feb 24, 2021
Pecans are eligible for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program began Wednesday, January. […]

New Paycheck Protection Program Rules for Farmers – DTN Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
Farmers largely missed out on the first round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, but a change in how calculations are made for farmers could result in more substantial payments. The […]

House Ag Committee Passes Portion of FY21 Budget Reconciliation Bill Feb 11, 2021

🕔Feb 11, 2021
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported on Wednesday that, “The $1.9 trillion relief plan moving through the House of Representatives has roughly $16.1 billion in specific provisions for USDA — mainly for nutrition […]

USDA Changes to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Jan 22, 2021

🕔Jan 22, 2021
Last Friday, USDA announced several changes to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), including updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program and expanding eligibility for some […]

Stimulus Bill: What Changes Will Affect Farmers? Jan 20, 2021

🕔Jan 20, 2021
On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021 was signed into law.  There were many items in this legislation that affected farmers.  There were changes to the […]

SBA Gearing Up New Paycheck Protection Program Loans – DTN Jan 12, 2021

🕔Jan 12, 2021
Farmers, livestock producers and other small business owners can start applying for the Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as early as Monday if they are working […]

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