Livestock: Pork Group Wants Gene-Editing Moved to USDA Oversight – DTN Jun 28, 2019

    🕔Jun 28, 2019
    Arguing against regulations classifying livestock as drugs, the National Pork Producers Council wants the Food and Drug Administration to yield regulatory oversight to USDA for gene-edited animals raised for food. […]

    USDA Wants a New Home – 35 States Step Up – Top 4 Picked May 6, 2019

    🕔May 6, 2019
    USDA is looking for a new home. And there’s no shortage of contenders. Thirty-five states have stepped up with invitations to the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute […]

    USDA – 9,700 FSA Employees Recalled to Work on Specific Items – Still No Paycheck Jan 22, 2019

    🕔Jan 22, 2019
    USDA 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, 2018

    🕔Aug 29, 2018
    Commodity 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, 2018

    🕔Aug 8, 2018
    Stop 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, 2018

    🕔Aug 1, 2018
    Agriculture 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, 2018

    🕔Jul 19, 2018
    When 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, 2018

    🕔Mar 9, 2018
    Count 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.  […] is USDA’s New Combo Website for 3 Farm Related Agencies Feb 1, 2018

    🕔Feb 1, 2018 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, 2018

    🕔Feb 1, 2018
    Perdue 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 […]


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