USDA Expands, Renews CRP to Boost Enrollment, Address Climate Change Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus on the […]

Vilsack Addresses House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee – DTN Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
In a three-hour, wide-ranging hearing, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday that USDA will end the Farmers to Families Food Box Program established […]

Biden Budget Proposal Includes 16% USDA Funding Increase Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
Budget: General Background and USDA Los Angeles Times writer David Lauter reported last week that, “President Biden, saying the U.S. has ‘significantly underinvested in core public services,’ will ask Congress for a […]

Dissecting USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report – DTN Apr 5, 2021

🕔Apr 5, 2021
The end of March and end of June USDA reports have reputations for big price moves and volatility. We got some truly big price moves, but very little volatility on […]

USDA 2021 Marketing Assistance Loan Rates Mar 31, 2021

🕔Mar 31, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced the 2021 Marketing Assistance Loan rates. Marketing Assistance Loans provide interim financing to producers so that commodities can be […]

USDA Rolls Out New COVID Aid – DTN Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
USDA announced the release of billions of dollars in aid to both crop and livestock producers through the suite of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) aid as well as assurances […]

What Is ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’? Mar 25, 2021

🕔Mar 25, 2021
What is climate-smart agriculture?  Well…..there are a lot of definitions of this term and they don’t always mean the same thing, but it is about to become policy in many […]

Arkansas: Feral Hogs – Trapping Assistance, Education for Eradication Mar 23, 2021

🕔Mar 23, 2021
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed many human activities, it hasn’t stopped feral hogs from reproducing and causing damage. Throughout 2021, the Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the Arkansas […]

Biden Administration Working Through Farm Aid Needs – DTN Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Farmers waiting to hear about aid programs from USDA likely will have to wait until April for the Biden administration to complete reviews and release funds. The Biden administration is […]

USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program Mar 5, 2021

🕔Mar 5, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program because of recent […]

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