USDA Ag Outlook Forum, Arlington, VA, Feb. 21-22

🕔Feb 1, 2019The USDA today announced that the agriculture leaders of Canada and Mexico will speak at USDA’s 95 Agricultural Outlook Forum, held Feb. 21-22, 2019, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel […]

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Additional Services During Shutdown

🕔Jan 22, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in […]

Shutdown Moves in Congress – DTN

🕔Jan 11, 2019Ten Republicans joined House Democrats on Thursday to pass a fiscal year 2019 Agriculture appropriations bill. The legislation is not supported by Senate and House Republican leaders or by President […]

Immigration Issues: Sorting Out Who’s Supported Walls In The Past – DTN

🕔Jan 9, 2019Leading into President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday night, Sen. Charles Grassley made the argument that most Democrats had supported similar border-wall funding under former President George W. Bush and Barack […]

USDA: Tariff Compensation Deadline Extended; Jan.11 Crop Reports Delayed – DTN

🕔Jan 9, 2019Farmers who had waited to enroll in the Market Facilitation Program will get a deadline extension once USDA Farm Service Agency offices are allowed to reopen. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

Tariff Aid: Second Check Is in the Mail – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018The second check is in the mail. USDA announced Monday afternoon that “at the direction of President Donald J. Trump,” the second “and final round” of trade aid payments under […]

Trade Aid: USDA Launches 2nd Round of Mitigation Payments

🕔Dec 17, 2018At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering […]

Farm Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Strong Congressional Support – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018The 2018 farm bill that had divided the House last summer over food-aid issues ended up passing easily on Wednesday as Congress sent the legislation on to President Donald Trump […]

Trade Aid: White House Delays 2nd Round of Payments – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2018The White House is delaying a second round of trade-aid payments to farmers that was initially expected to be announced last week, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Reuters initially reported, citing […]

China Fixing to Buy US Soybeans – DTN

🕔Dec 5, 2018Chinese officials on Wednesday reiterated positive signs coming out of the talks between the U.S. and China, but Chinese leaders provided few details in official statements about those talks. Still, […]

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