Ag Tariffs: Expect Price Drop to Attract Buyers from Other Countries

🕔Aug 17, 2018USDA’s $12 billion program of assistance to U.S. farms to address economic loss from President Trump’s use of tariffs to impact trade policy consists of: approximately $7-$8 billion in cash […]

Trump Tariffs – U.S. Farmer’s Aid Package Like an “Insurance Claim,” says Perdue – DTN

🕔Aug 1, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reiterated Monday that any aid checks to producers this fall likely won’t make farmers financially whole, and USDA won’t attribute every drop in commodity prices solely […]

Ag Tariff Damage: Farmers Get $12Bln Package of Programs from USDA

🕔Jul 25, 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Tuesday, July 25 that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed […]

Farm Groups Call Out: Food Industry’s Non-GMO Move Based on Profits, Consumer Ignorance

🕔Oct 28, 2016Farm groups defending biotechnology are making it clear they have drawn a line in the sand against companies that convert product lines to non-GMO crops in the name of “sustainability.” […]

USDA Loans Available for Portable Storage and Equipment

🕔Apr 29, 2016USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer […]

Home Milk Delivery is Making a Comeback with Local Dairies – DTN

🕔Feb 15, 2016A little more than 50 years ago, 30% of consumers had their milk home delivered. By 2005, that percentage had shrunk to 0.4%. That’s the year the USDA stopped tracking. […]

Eat Hot Peppers Then Drink Milk – Why? – Video

🕔Dec 2, 2015You have probably had the burning sensation of eating a jalapeno or other tear-inducing pepper. What causes this painful fire in your mouth? The short answer is capsaicin. But what […]

How Do Your Crop Costs Compare? USDA Offers Answers, 2013-2014

🕔May 4, 2015Cost and return estimates are reported for the United States and major production regions for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, peanuts, oats, barley, milk, hogs, and cow-calf. The […]

Dairy: Feed Costs Are 80% of Making Milk; Will Farm Bill MMP Help? – Farmdoc

🕔Apr 15, 2015According to the March 26 USDA Economic Research Service Milk Cost-of-Production Estimates total feed costs now represent nearly 80 percent of the total operating costs of producing milk in the […]

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