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 […]

USDA: FSA Staff Opens the Doors, Limited Agenda Over 3 Days – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019USDA will reopen about half of the country’s Farm Service Agency offices for 3 days starting today (Thursday) to help farmers with existing farm loans and provide tax documents to […]

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services

🕔Jan 16, 2019Sonny Perdue has  announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The USDA has […]

Shutdown Impacting USDA Data, Programs – Market Signals Missing

🕔Jan 14, 2019The partial Federal government shutdown continues.  Today’s update points to news items that catalogue some of the impacts of the ongoing budget impasse on USDA data and agricultural markets, as […]

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 […]

Grains: Brazil’s Projections And U.S. Closing Estimates Slip – Indigo GeoInnovation

🕔Jan 11, 2019Indigo Ag, Inc., has released its recent directional changes to soybean and corn yield and production forecasts for the 2018/2019 season across the Americas. In a press release, today, the […]

Ag Conservation on Working Lands – What Practices Are Farmers Using?

🕔Jan 9, 2019The USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) recently released a report title, “Agricultural Conservation on Working Lands: Trends From 2004 to Present.”  A fact sheet that accompanied the report […]

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 […]

Crop Insurance: Multi-County Enterprise Unit – What Is It and How Does It Work?

🕔Jan 9, 2019The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced the availability of a multi-county enterprise unit beginning with the 2019 cropping year. This unit allows farmers to combine land not eligible for […]

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