Hemp: USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. A pilot hemp insurance program through Multi-Peril Crop Insurance […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule – Lawsuit Challenges 1986 Reversion – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Fourteen states, the city of New York and the District of Columbia have asked a federal court to vacate the latest EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers action on […]

Pennsylvania: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Pennsylvania counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Lackawanna and Wayne counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding, and flooding […]

Corn, Soybean Acres: Impact of Prevent Plant Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture released county acreages for crops and prevent plantings based on acreage reports filed by farmers.  Even though prevent plant […]

Beef Checkoffs Unconstitutional Says Cattle Group – DTN May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019
A cattle interest group has asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional 15 state beef checkoff programs, in a motion filed this week. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of […]

Cargill Feed Recall in 9 States Due to High Aflatoxin Levels May 14, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019
Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. The affected products, which were manufactured and […]

Watershed Monitoring: USDA Has $2Mln Available for Farmers in 6 States Apr 18, 2019

🕔Apr 18, 2019
USDA is making $2 million available this year to farmers in specific watersheds across Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, and Washington. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to farmers […]

Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S. Apr 16, 2019

🕔Apr 16, 2019
On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily to those near-record […]

Pennsylvania: 33 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods Mar 26, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 33 Pennsylvania counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding that occurred on or after […]

Ag Labor – Smaller Pool, Higher Costs, Says CoBank Study Aug 28, 2018

🕔Aug 28, 2018
As the U.S. economy continues to grow and unemployment dwindles, labor scarcity and wage inflation threaten the rural economy and put additional stress on profitability of the agriculture industry at […]

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