Loggers Seek Parity with Agriculture on Trade, Tariff Policies Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019The American Loggers Council (ALC) and its member state logging associations delivered letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, asking the administration to include unrefined forest products as […]

Conservation Reserve Program Signup Opens Dec. 9 – USDA Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign […]

Alabama: USDA Awards $29.5Mln for Rural Broadband Investment Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019Tombigbee Communications, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the company $29,495,232 as a 50% loan-grant combination in the first round of […]

Trade Aid Payments Coming Before Thanksgiving – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019The Trump administration announced a second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments on Friday. According to a USDA news release, payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. MFP for […]

2020 House Election Forecast – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019One year from the 2020 general election, more than half of the Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are facing less-than-“solid” chances of retaining their seats, but the Democrats appear […]

Trade Aid: Democrats Charge USDA of “Picking Winners and Losers” – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019A group of Senate Democrats released a report Tuesday on the Trump administration’s agricultural trade aid program, charging USDA “is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid farmers […]

Trade Aid: USDA Issues 2nd Round of Payments Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation […]

USDA Announces $800Mln Available for AL, FL, GA Farmers Hit by Michael, Florence Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and […]

Trade Aid: 2nd Round of 2019 Payments Approved Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday afternoon that the White House has approved the second round of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments. This decision comes shortly after […]

Hemp: USDA Details New Guidelines – DTN Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Farmers who choose to grow hemp under USDA rules will have to face the risk that their crop could test “hot” and lead to the destruction of their crop without […]

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