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. […]

Ag Labor: Border Open to H-2A Workers – DTN Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
The Trump administration announced it would limit nonessential travel across the borders with both Canada and Mexico, but officials also assured that guest workers would continue to be allowed into […]

Biofuels: Blending Law’s Purpose Is To “Err” Towards Industry’s Interests, Court Stresses Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Since 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been generously granting exemptions to small refineries from the renewable fuels mandates on the transportation fuel industry established by Congress under the […]

Corona Virus Raises Stark Questions About USDA Feeding Programs – DTN Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the congressional Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday that the Agriculture Department will do what it can to make sure people get food during the coronavirus […]

Biofuels: RFS Turmoil Persists, Administration Considers Ruling Mar 10, 2020

🕔Mar 10, 2020
Bloomberg writer Jennifer A Dlouhy reported on Friday that, “President Donald Trump’s decision to defend the U.S. government’s power to broadly exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements is triggering a backlash in Iowa and other […]

Rural Electrification Was The Broadband Breakthrough of the 1930s Mar 10, 2020

🕔Mar 10, 2020
Arguably, one of the biggest changes to the rural landscape and family life in the United States occurred when electricity was extended through the countryside. The first feasibility studies were […]

Trump Administration Sides Against Biofuel Industry On Latest Court Ruling – DTN Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal appeals court decision that delivered a major victory to biofuels producers and farmers who have for years fought the EPA’s expansion of […]

Feds Move Toward “Heirs’ Land” Rules Bringing Farms Into Mainstream Ag Programs – DTN Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
A rule to implement the 2018 farm bill “heirs’ property” provision to help farmers who have inherited land but don’t have clear title or right to Agriculture Department and disaster […]

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