Congress Urges Small Business Administration to Expand PPP Rules – DTN Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
Members of Congress are urging the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration to issue new clarifications that would make more farmers and ranchers eligible for forgivable loans […]

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 […]

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 Economy: More Signals for COVID-19 Aid – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Farm delinquency rates went up and agricultural lending slowed during the height of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, two economists for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank detailed in an analysis […]

Coronavirus: USDA Aid Not Enough, Say Farm Groups – DTN Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
A range of farm and ranch groups over the weekend said the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced late Friday was an important […]

Ag Trade Aid II: $15 Billion More for Farmers? – DTN May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019
Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Tuesday he hopes that within “a week or so” the Trump administration will announce a program of trade aid to farmers […]

Shutdown Moves in Congress – DTN Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019
Ten Republicans joined House Democrats on Thursday to pass a fiscal year 2019 Agriculture appropriations bill. The legislation is not supported by Senate and House Republican leaders or by President […]

Still No Farm Bill, But Lots of Views – DTN Nov 21, 2018

🕔Nov 21, 2018
The chairs of the House and Senate Agriculture committees remain silent on the status of farm bill conference negotiations, but there have been plenty of comments in the last few […]

Ag Trade: Trump’s Aid Plan Called ‘Gold Crutches’ – DTN Jul 26, 2018

🕔Jul 26, 2018
Reactions vary wildly to the Trump administration’s plans to provide $12 billion in aid to American farmers through direct assistance, food purchases and trade promotion. While farm groups largely thanked […]

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