New Round of Farm Aid for COVID Losses Causes Snag in Congressional Spending Bill Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
Andrew Restuccia and Jesse Newman reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump unveiled $13 billion in new aid to farmers facing economic harm from the coronavirus pandemic as he aimed to boost support […]

Biofuels: Executive Branch Highlights Ethanol in Waiver Denials, E15 Promise Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Lindsay Wise and Andrew Restuccia reported on Monday that, “The Trump administration will deny oil refiners’ retroactive requests for exemptions from U.S. biofuel laws, a major boon for Iowa, […]

Ethanol: Ag, Biofuel Groups Defend E15 in Court – DTN Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Agriculture and biofuel groups are mounting a defense of EPA’s year-round E15 approval, arguing in a court brief filed in a federal appeals court that the agency was within its […]

Pesticides: Legislation Would Ban Some Chemicals – DTN Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
New legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate would ban organophosphate, neonicotinoid and paraquat pesticides, create a petition process to EPA for individual citizens, close loopholes on […]

New COVID Aid Bill Stalled in Talks – DTN Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., both told The Hagstrom Report the Senate Republican coronavirus aid package now in development contains $20 billion in […]

Ag Groups Praise National Environmental Policy Act Change – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Western agricultural groups were among those who praised President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday of a final rule to rewrite the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time […]

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 […]

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