Former Agriculture Secretaries Announce Support for USMCA

Dan Biotechnology, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Trade, Wheat

(Washington, D.C. (USDA-September 19, 2019) – All former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since President Reagan’s Administration announced support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter to Congressional leaders, former Secretaries John Block (Reagan), Mike Espy (Clinton), Dan Glickman (Clinton), Ann Veneman (W. Bush), Mike Johanns (W. Bush), Ed Shafer (W. Bush), and Tom Vilsack (Obama) underscored the importance …


NCGA Leaders Fly-In to Washington

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Legislative, Trade

(NCGA) — NCGA State Executives, representing eleven state associations travelled to Washington, D.C. this week to urge members of Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and continue the education effort on NCGA’s Low Carbon/High Octane proposal. The State Executives also pressed lawmakers to use their influence with President Trump regarding potential Administrative actions to mitigate the effects of RFS waivers. …


Plains Peanut Festival Celebrates Peanut Harvest and Honors 39th President

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

TIFTON, GA (GPC-September 18, 2019) — The 23rd annual Plains Peanut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 in Plains, Georgia, home of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The event highlights the harvest of its cash crop, peanuts, which has big potential across the globe by providing a sustainable and nutritious product and fighting malnutrition. Georgia leads …


USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Economy, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, AL (ACES-September 18, 2019) — Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) beginning Sept. 11. “Alabama agriculture has taken some body blows over the last two years from extreme weather,” said Jessica …

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Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its September crop reports. Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down slightly from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 21.9 million 480-pound bales, down 3 percent from the previous forecast but up 19 percent from 2018. Based on …