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 […]

Trump vs. Biden: Ag and Rural Issues Raised – DTN Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
Responding to questions from the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Donald Trump’s campaign points to the administration’s support for farmers and agriculture in regulations, trade and labor, while former Vice […]

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 […]

Democrats Turn to Rural Issues – DTN Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Rural leaders in the Democratic Party took to Zoom and other livestream events on Tuesday to spotlight, among other things, problems with broadband and infrastructure in rural America. The Democratic […]

Coronavirus Aid: Senate Releases New Draft, Diverges from House Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
Washington Post writers Erica Werner, Jeff Stein and Seung Min Kim reported earlier this week that, “A fraught showdown over the next coronavirus relief bill got underway Monday as Senate Republicans unveiled […]

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 […]

Opinion: U.S., China Reset Needed – DTN Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
The two leading superpowers could help heal the world as the coronavirus has damaged global economies. The U.S. has reached a critical inflection point in its relationship with China, made […]

Infrastructure Bill Approved by House, but Don’t Hold Your Breath – DTN Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
A $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal by the House of Representatives was approved on July 1, 2020. The partisan H.R.2 Moving America Forward Act will address the growing backlog of maintenance […]

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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