Rural Infrastructure – Looking to Protect Against Floods, Drought – DTN Jul 3, 2021

🕔Jul 3, 2021
In May 2019 when torrential rains hit Stillwater, much of downtown was protected from catastrophic flooding by a dry dam and spillway structure that few people would notice driving past […]

Judge Halts USDA Minority Farmer Debt Relief – DTN Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
A federal judge in Wisconsin has ordered USDA to at least temporarily halt as much as $4 billion in loan debt relief payments to minority farmers in response to a […]

California: Modoc County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Drought Aug 31, 2020

🕔Aug 31, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Modoc County, California, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

California: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Del Norte, Humboldt, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties who suffered losses due to recent drought […]

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 […]

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 […]

California: 14 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Mar 29, 2019

🕔Mar 29, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 14 California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Del Norte, Humboldt, Imperial, Los Angeles, Modoc, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis […]

Industrial Hemp was Popular Subject at American Farm Bureau Meeting – DTN Jan 17, 2019

🕔Jan 17, 2019
Hemp was a big deal at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who began advocating for industrial hemp while he was Kentucky’s agriculture secretary, […]

National Wheat Yield Contest Winners Push for Quality – DTN Nov 14, 2018

🕔Nov 14, 2018
A 202.53-bushel wheat yield and a third consecutive win in the National Wheat Yield Contest would satisfy many growers, but Phillip Gross still sees room for improvement.  “I think by […]

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