Livestock: New Rule to End Limits on Swine Inspection Line Speeds – DTN Sep 19, 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2019The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Tuesday published a rule in the Federal Register that ends government limits on the speeds that swine go through inspection lines. […]

Trade Aid: Politics Over MFP Funds? – DTN Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019Top Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are pushing back on plans by other House Democrats to potentially block or delay more Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers. The Commodity […]

USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and […]

Perdue Pushing For River Lock Projects – A Global “Infrastructure Race” Brewing? – DTN Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is pushing for increased spending on locks and dams in the upper Mississippi River and Illinois River so that U.S. agriculture can boost sales and remain […]

Perdue: Damage Control A’Plenty On Lost Ethanol Sales, Trade War – DTN Aug 29, 2019

🕔Aug 29, 2019President Donald Trump will soon announce a plan to mitigate the effects of EPA’s small-refinery exemptions, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told farmers Wednesday at the Farm Progress Show. Perdue said […]

Farm Show: “We still need trade, not aid. – DTN Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019While farmers admire the latest agriculture machinery this week, leaders of national commodity groups at the Farm Progress Show are talking about demand and looking for the upside in pending […]

Ag Trade: Japan Agrees to Buy U.S. Corn, Wheat – DTN Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Sunday that the two countries have reached a trade deal that will involve large Japanese purchases of U.S. corn and […]

Trade Damage Estimate: How Did USDA Get Its Numbers? Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the USDA Office of the Chief Economist has published a detailed accounting of how estimated damage from trade disruptions was calculated […]

USDA Defers Interest Accrual for 2019 Crop Insurance Premiums Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of […]

Farmers Vent – Ag Sec. Perdue Listens – DTN Aug 8, 2019

🕔Aug 8, 2019Bob Worth didn’t wait for a listening session at Farmfest on Wednesday to start before getting a few words with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue about the prevented planting situation in […]

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