North Carolina Ag-Gag Law Declared Unconstitutional – DTN Jun 16, 2020

🕔Jun 16, 2020
A federal judge Friday ruled North Carolina’s so-called “ag-gag” law is unconstitutional, in yet another loss for laws across the country designed to prevent animal-rights groups from conducting undercover investigations […]

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Enrollment Begins – DTN May 29, 2020

🕔May 29, 2020
USDA is set to begin accepting applications Tuesday from crop growers and livestock producers for $16 billion in aid under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Cattle producers who typically […]

Miss. River Floods – Army Corps of Engineers Sued Over Management – DTN May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
A recent rash of flooding in the Mississippi River basin could have been avoided had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers better managed a 195-mile stretch of the river from […]

Coronavirus: Lawmakers Decry Ag Aid Cap – DTN Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Bipartisan coalitions of senators and House members wrote to President Donald Trump on Thursday that the Agriculture Department’s payment limits on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will limit its […]

Payments or Purchases: Questions for USDA on Priorities in a Pandemic Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Late Friday, April 17, 2020, USDA announced a “Coronavirus Food Assistance Program” for allocation of $19 billion in relief in response to the pandemic. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, negotiators […]

Farmers Seeking COVID-19 Aid Funding – Better Act Now – DTN Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
At least some farmers should be in a better position to apply for Small Business Administration emergency loans set up to help small businesses manage through the coronavirus crisis. But […]

Florida Hemp Growers Can Apply for Permits Starting April 27 Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
On April 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture formally approved Florida’s state hemp program, clearing the way for Florida growers to begin cultivating hemp later this month. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, […]

Farm Labor: H-2A Visa Waiver Expanded – DTN Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
Farmers who rely on H-2A workers received a little more relief from the State Department late Thursday with an announcement that U.S. consulates will expand the group of H-2 applicants […]

House Passes Stimulus Bill – What’s In It For Ag? – DTN Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
The House of Representatives on Friday passed the $2.2 trillion stimulus package dubbed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, sending the legislation to President Donald Trump to […]

Coronavirus: Ag Groups Praise Aid Bill – DTN Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Late Wednesday, the U.S. Senate demonstrated bipartisan backing for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide $2 trillion in various programs to address the pandemic. […]

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