USDA – 9,700 FSA Employees Recalled to Work on Specific Items – Still No Paycheck

🕔Jan 22, 2019USDA has temporarily recalled all of the more than 9,700 Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees to keep offices open from 8 am to 4:30 pm weekdays beginning January 24.  President […]

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 […]

Ag Trade Issues: EU and China

🕔Jan 21, 2019As the U.S. and European Union trade negotiations unfold, the two sides have competing perspectives over what will be discussed:  The U.S. has included agriculture in its Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives, while […]

Ag Lenders to Politicians: Farmers Need Govt. Up and Running ASAP – DTN

🕔Jan 18, 2019CEOs of the three Farm Credit banks and the Farm Credit Council on Wednesday called on Congress and the Trump administration to reopen the government so that farmers can get […]

Pres. Trump Rejuvenated by Farm Bureau Audience Enthusiasm – DTN

🕔Jan 16, 2019In the middle of his speech Monday to members of the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Donald Trump was explaining the need for a wall on the southern border when […]

China Trade Conflict Persists, Trump Addresses Farm Bureau Members

🕔Jan 15, 2019As he did last January in Nashville, President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention in New Orleans on Monday.  Today’s update highlights news reports surrounding the President’s appearance […]

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 […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule: Supreme Court Asked for Input – DTN

🕔Jan 9, 2019As the EPA starts down the path of rewriting the waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule, the federal government may be laying the legal groundwork to defend the […]

Agriculture – What’s in Store for 2019? – DTN

🕔Jan 7, 2019With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, it seems natural to catch breath, take stock and think about the challenges ahead. So we asked the team of […]

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