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 […]

Pandemic: Enough Meat On The Table? Industry And Feds Hope So – DTN Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
While most of corporate America is practicing social distancing and working from home, the cattle industry and other food industries are focusing on keeping thousands of people at meatpacking plants […]

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 […]

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 […]

Third Market Facilitation Payment? DC Sentiment Brewing – DTN Mar 5, 2020

🕔Mar 5, 2020
With questions growing about China’s commitment to buy U.S. agriculture commodities as that country deals with the coronavirus outbreak, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday urged […]

Between Produce And Poultry, Savannah’s Port Thrives – DTN Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue took time after a speech at the National Farmers Union annual meeting here on Monday to better understand the volume of growth in new produce imports […]

Trade Aid: Dependent on Future Exports, Not Prices – DTN Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
There was an important two-letter word in President Donald Trump’s tweet last week suggesting there could be a third round of trade assistance payments. “It said ‘if,'” Agriculture Secretary Sonny […]

USDA Opens Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture as well as sugar beet growers. Through […]

Preparing for Climate Change – USDA Scientists Chime In – DTN Feb 24, 2020

🕔Feb 24, 2020
Attendees at USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Virginia this week are getting an earful about the challenges posed by increasingly volatile weather extremes. Speakers in at least three separate […]

Louisiana Rice: LSU AgCenter Gives Farmers Optimistic Outlook Feb 11, 2020

🕔Feb 11, 2020
Farmers heard about several optimistic developments in the international rice trade at the 2020 meeting of the Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association on Feb. 10. Betsy Ward, […]

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