USDA Defers Interest Accrual for 2019 Crop Insurance Premiums

🕔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, 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 […]

Farm Trade Aid, Part 2: Perdue Says $14 Per Acre Possible – DTN

🕔Jul 25, 2019USDA will provide more information on the distribution of trade aid to farmers to compensate them for the loss of China markets by the end of the week, Agriculture Secretary […]

Forage Emergency: Groups Push to Plant, Harvest on Prevented Acres – DTN

🕔Jun 12, 2019A multi-state coalition of agricultural organizations are seeking approval for emergency provisions allowing the planting and harvesting of forages on prevented planting acres without date restrictions, according to a news […]

Prevented Planted Acres and Tariff Aid/MFP – 10 Q&A from USDA

🕔Jun 12, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are […]

Disaster Aid Package Passes House, Awaiting President’s Signature – DTN

🕔Jun 5, 2019Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds toured flooded areas of the southwest corner of her state on Monday, making a point that she was waiting to hear if and when Congress would […]

USDA’s Economic Research Service Employees Unionize

🕔May 31, 2019When you don’t want to move, you don’t want to move.  That’s the message being sent to Secretary Perdue and the leadership of the USDA by employees of the USDA Economic […]

Trade Aid: Pres. Trump Allocates $16Bln to Farmers

🕔May 24, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. […]

Almonds Included in 2nd Trade Assistance Program

🕔May 23, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced almonds will be included in the administration’s new trade mitigation package. This package aims to continue support of farmers and ranchers impacted by […]

Rice Deemed Eligible Commodity for Trade Aid Payments

🕔May 23, 2019Today, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $16 billion in additional aid is being allocated to programs supporting farmers who have been impacted by retaliatory tariffs and the ongoing trade disputes.  […]

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