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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Drought Disaster Declaration for March Freeze The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Baker, Columbia, Hamilton, Madison and Nassau counties Florida as a result of the freeze on …

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Georgia

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release, Weather

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Georgia as a result of the freeze on March 8-23, 2018. The loans are available in the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, …

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Irma The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 9 – 12, 2017. The loans are available in the following …

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Perdue: Farmers Can’t Pay Bills on Patriotism

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tuesday called farmers “some of the best patriots in America,” while speaking at an event, but said farmers “can’t pay the bills with patriotism.” Perdue made the comments at Axios 360, an event held by news website Axios, in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning. Perdue says farmers and ranchers are “bearing the brunt” of the ongoing trade …

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Ag Shippers: NAFTA Trade War Costly

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says trade disruptions are threatening to undermine an otherwise robust economy. The rail company, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, told the Omaha World-Herald that the current trade disruption: “Affects the 7,300 communities Union Pacific serves.” Specifically, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation effort is harming U.S. railways. About 40 percent of Union Pacific traffic …

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USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects (PDF, 298 KB) to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities. “Robust, modern infrastructure is foundational for quality of life and economic opportunity – no matter what zip code you live in,” Hazlett said. “Under Secretary …

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Cooperative Wants Price Floors on Dairy Products

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

While low milk prices and a trade war continue to make things difficult for America’s dairy farmers, a northeast U.S. cooperative is asking the government to step in and help boost milk prices. Agri-Mark, which represents over 900 members, sent a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue asking him to implement price floors for butter, cheese, and nonfat dry milk. …

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Agri View: California and Other State Losses in a Trade War

Dan Agri View, Economy, Exports/Imports

The talk of a trade war has had an impact on every commodity. What about its impact on agriculture. Everett Griner talks about California and their expanding losses from the trade war and tariff talk in today’s Agri View. California and Other State Losses in a Trade War Efforts to settle this trade war between China and our country, farmers …

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Agri View: Understanding How Farm Subsidies Work

Dan Agri View, Economy

Farm subsidies is something a lot of us know little to nothing about. Everett Griner talks about subsidies and how they keep keeping farms going in today’s Agri View. Everett also explains a bit about the impact tariffs have on farm subsidies. Understanding How Farm Subsidies Work Anyone who knows anything at all about modern agriculture knows that farmers depend …

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Rural Mainstreet Economy Expands for June

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index measured above growth neutral in June for a fifth straight month. This is the first time since July 2015 the survey has recorded five straight months of overall indices above growth neutral, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a Midwest dependent on agriculture. However, the overall index slid …