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ADAI Accepting Applications for USDA Organic Cost-Share Reimbursement Program

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release, Organic

MONTGOMERY, AL (ADAI) – Alabama growers and handlers of organic agricultural products can recover part of the cost associated with their USDA certification. The reimbursement covers 75% of certification costs, up to a maximum of $750. The cost-share program makes it easier for certified organic businesses throughout the supply chain by recouping the costs associated with USDA organic certification. The …

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Another China Tariff Announcement Signals More Trouble

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(AFBF) — The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “China’s announcement of imposing additional tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports signals more trouble for American agriculture. Farm Bureau is currently assessing the details of this announcement, but we know continued retaliation only adds to the difficulties farm and ranch families are facing and …

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NPPC Prevails Against HSUS Attack on Animal Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPPC) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today ruled in favor of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) in its appeal to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The court rejected HSUS’s attempt to advance an anti-meat activist agenda through an unwarranted suit designed to hurt …

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American Soybean Association on Chinese Tariff Escalation

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

Washington, D.C. (ASA) — China has announced it will impose an extra 5% tariff on U.S. soybeans starting Sept. 1 and an additional 10% duties on other major U.S. crops also grown by many soybean farmers starting mid-December. These latest details come after China vowed earlier this week that it will retaliate if the U.S. goes through with its plan …

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USDA Details Trade Damage Estimate Calculations

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Washington, D.C. (USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Economist has published a detailed accounting of how estimated damage from trade disruptions was calculated for its support package for farmers announced on July 25, 2019. USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist developed an estimate of gross trade …

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Perdue Comments on New Draft Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

Dan Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Washington, D.C. (USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after U.S. Department of Commerce announced a new Draft Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: “I want to thank my colleagues at the U.S. Department of Commerce for working diligently to reach a mutually beneficial agreement for tomato growers in both the U.S. and Mexico. …

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Landowners Encouraged to Learn about EQIP

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites landowners to learn more about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that helps producers in a manner that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, producers receive financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on …

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NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for DMC

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

ARLINGTON, VA (NMPF) – With one month left until the 2019 sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program closes, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) urged all dairy farmers to enroll in the program, which guarantees a payout for cash-strapped producers in 2019. The DMC, a retooling of dairy programs included in the 2018 farm bill, is guaranteed to …

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USDA to Measure Small Grain Production

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS, Wheat

ATHENS, GA (USDA/NASS) – During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2019 production and supply of small grains, which include wheat, oats, and rye. “The small grains industry is …