USDA – 9,700 FSA Employees Recalled to Work on Specific Items – Still No Paycheck

🕔Jan 22, 2019USDA has temporarily recalled all of the more than 9,700 Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees to keep offices open from 8 am to 4:30 pm weekdays beginning January 24.  President […]

Trade Aid for Farmers: Soy $1.65Bu – Corn $0.01Bu – Cotton $0.06Lb. – DTN

🕔Aug 29, 2018Commodity farmers can expect to collect a combined $4.7 billion in trade aid payments from USDA with soybean farmers receiving the bulk of those funds as USDA works to spread […]

China Tariffs: The Last Straw for Our Weak Ag Economy – Commentary

🕔Aug 8, 2018Stop the presses! We intended to use this column to continue our examination of the various commodity policies that have been enacted in recent years beginning with the 1996 Farm […]

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 […]

USDA Report Access: Level Playing Field? How’s Your Broadband? – DTN

🕔Jul 19, 2018When USDA announced changes in its crop reports last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue boasted that modern technology ensured everyone had equal access and a level playing field when it […]

Trump Tariff Push: Ag Sec. Perdue is Worried About Effect on Agriculture – DTN

🕔Mar 9, 2018Count Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as among those worried about the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs that President Donald Trump has said he is committed to implementing on imports.  […]

FARMERS.gov is USDA’s New Combo Website for 3 Farm Related Agencies

🕔Feb 1, 2018Farmers.gov is the new interactive one-stop website for producers from USDA. Multiple features will be added over the coming months said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at the unveiling […]

Plant Research: New Tech Funded to Observe Root Growth Cycle at Perdue

🕔Feb 1, 2018Perdue researchers will be using the newest technology to observe and record root growth over a full growing cycle without damaging the root structure in 2019.  Ag Alumni Seed, a […]

Soybeans: Using Dicamba Herbicides to Manage Resistant Weeds

🕔Nov 29, 2017Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois are heavily infested with weeds resistant to glyphosate (group 9), PPO inhibitors (group 14), and ALS inhibitors (group 2). This has greatly reduced the number of effective […]

USDA Swears in Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs – DTN

🕔Oct 31, 2017USDA officially filled another key leadership position Monday as Greg Ibach was sworn in as USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. At the same time, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

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