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. […]

This Week’s Election: Knowns And Unknowns – DTN Nov 5, 2020

🕔Nov 5, 2020
Farmers, by and large, are happy with the direction of the country under President Donald Trump, and the president’s rural support helped in some key Senate and House races in […]

Trump Maintains Midwest Push – DTN Oct 29, 2020

🕔Oct 29, 2020
While new coronavirus cases are now higher than ever in the U.S., President Donald Trump on the campaign trail Tuesday maintained the country had turned a corner in the pandemic […]

President Signs Funding Bill – DTN Oct 2, 2020

🕔Oct 2, 2020
President Donald Trump signed the continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 11 early Thursday after the Senate passed the bill only hours before the end of the fiscal […]

Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up – DTN Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Short-term funding for USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. has become a major political fight as House Democratic leaders put forward a short-term bill to fund the federal government that doesn’t replenish […]

New COVID Aid Bill Stalled in Talks – DTN Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., both told The Hagstrom Report the Senate Republican coronavirus aid package now in development contains $20 billion in […]

Ag Groups Praise National Environmental Policy Act Change – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Western agricultural groups were among those who praised President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday of a final rule to rewrite the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time […]

Ag Groups Call for More CFAP Aid – DTN Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Farm groups and various officials continue to press USDA to broaden the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) as they highlight agricultural products left out of the program. USDA announced on […]

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Enrollment Begins – DTN May 29, 2020

🕔May 29, 2020
USDA is set to begin accepting applications Tuesday from crop growers and livestock producers for $16 billion in aid under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Cattle producers who typically […]

Livestock: Calls for Aid to Pork Farmers – DTN May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
Members of Congress are turning different directions to try to provide some indemnity for pork producers forced to depopulate their herds. A bipartisan group of 14 senators on Monday sent […]

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