USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP Aug 11, 2020

🕔Aug 11, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. […]

USDA Offers Annual Installment Deferral Option for Farm Storage Facility Loan Borrowers Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
To assist Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) borrowers experiencing financial hardship from the pandemic and other challenges in production agriculture, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering a one-time annual […]

Crop Insurance: USDA Extends Payment Deadlines, Defers Interest Accrual Due to COVID-19 Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will authorize Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to extend deadlines for premium and administrative fee payments, defer the […]

Mystery Seed Problem Goes Global – DTN Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
The case of the mystery seeds showing up in U.S. mailboxes from shippers in China and other countries has gone global. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said consumers in at […]

USDA Bioengineered Label Law Challenged – DTN Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
USDA’s final 2019 food-labeling rule will leave most bioengineered foods unlabeled, discriminate against tens of millions of Americans and prohibit retailers from providing more information to consumers, a new lawsuit […]

USDA: No Cattle Market Wrong-Doing – DTN Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
USDA cannot conclude right now if anyone in the cattle industry violated the Packers and Stockyards Act in the aftermath of two major market disruptions over the past year. After […]

Coronavirus: Calling on USDA to Expand Aid Programs – DTN Jul 16, 2020

🕔Jul 16, 2020
Lawmakers and others continue calling on USDA to broaden both its programs for farmers and food aid meant to respond to COVID-19. Out of a total of $16 billion set […]

Coronavirus: American Farm Bureau Pres. Tests Positive – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Reflecting that COVID-19 can strike anyone almost anywhere, a spokesperson for the American Farm Bureau Federation shared news Wednesday that the group’s national president, Georgia farmer Zippy Duvall, had tested […]

Livestock: USDA Filling Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
 After attention and lobbying from livestock groups, USDA on Wednesday announced the first major foot-and-mouth vaccine purchase to store in the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank. USDA is […]

USDA Announces Flexibilities for Filing ‘Notice of Loss’ for Failed, Prevented Planted Acres Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
The USDA is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that were prevented from planting because of extreme weather events. USDA’s Farm Service […]

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