Crop Insurance: USDA Extends Payment Deadlines, Defers Interest Accrual Due to COVID-19 Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will authorize Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to extend deadlines for premium and administrative fee payments, defer the […]

USDA: No Cattle Market Wrong-Doing – DTN Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
USDA cannot conclude right now if anyone in the cattle industry violated the Packers and Stockyards Act in the aftermath of two major market disruptions over the past year. After […]

Coronavirus: Calling on USDA to Expand Aid Programs – DTN Jul 16, 2020

🕔Jul 16, 2020
Lawmakers and others continue calling on USDA to broaden both its programs for farmers and food aid meant to respond to COVID-19. Out of a total of $16 billion set […]

Coronavirus: American Farm Bureau Pres. Tests Positive – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Reflecting that COVID-19 can strike anyone almost anywhere, a spokesperson for the American Farm Bureau Federation shared news Wednesday that the group’s national president, Georgia farmer Zippy Duvall, had tested […]

Ag Groups Call for More CFAP Aid – DTN Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Farm groups and various officials continue to press USDA to broaden the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) as they highlight agricultural products left out of the program. USDA announced on […]

Ag Sales to China Tick Upward – DTN May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
China is increasing its purchases of key U.S. agricultural commodities even as political rhetoric between the two countries ramps up, but China isn’t projected right now to come close to […]

USDA: Farmers, Ranchers to Receive Direct Support for Losses Related to COVID-19 May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to […]

Livestock: Pork Farmers Still Face Logjam – DTN May 12, 2020

🕔May 12, 2020
Minnesota hog farmer Chad Lubben, 27, is offering hogs for sale on Facebook and Craigslist, and he is getting takers from all over the country. Lubben told DTN he thinks […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: Keeping Farms Running During a Pandemic – DTN Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
Over 1,600 global customers attended the Global Digital Conference and Situation Report on April 14-15, hosted by U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). The conference included topics related to global supply […]

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