general session

General Session at Commodity Classic Promises to Inspire and Inform

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has also been invited to speak.  The General Session at Commodity Classic is one of the most highly-rated experiences during the three-day farmer-driven event—and the 2019 version promises to be as well. The 2019 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Keynote speaker for Friday’s General …

speakers

Come Hear Top Speakers at 24th Annual National Ethanol Conference

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

A former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. A top General Motors powertrain executive. A well-known energy economist. Co-hosts of a popular Showtime political documentary series. Come hear these and many other top speakers and experts at the 2019 National Ethanol Conference (NEC), which is now just a few months away. The NEC will be held in Orlando, Feb. 11-13, 2019. The …

eqip

Special EQIP Signup Ends Friday in Georgia

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has a reminder for ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael. This Friday, Dec. 14, is the deadline to apply for funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

eqip

Special EQIP Signup Ends Friday in Florida

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has a reminder for ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael. This Friday, Dec. 14, is the deadline to apply for funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

market facilitation

Market Facilitation Program Payments Stuck at OMB

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

Farmers thought they’d have more details on the second round of USDA trade-aid payments by now. However, Farm Journal says the payments are still under negotiations. USDA is negotiating with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for that second round of payments under the Market Facilitation Program. USDA had originally intended to release the information today, Monday, December 10, …

dairy farmers

Dairy Farmers Want Access to Japan

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

America’s dairy farmers are urging President Trump to work on opening up the Japanese market as soon as possible. Officials are getting ready to begin trade talks between the two countries next month. The National Milk Producers Federation was one of four groups that gave testimony at the U.S. International Trade Commission hearing on the potential trade pact. The Office …

market

U.S. Beef Gains New Market Access in Morocco

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

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef and poultry exporters have access to Morocco’s market under the terms of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Morocco opened its …

nmpf

NMPF Applauds USDA Support for More Milk Options in School Meals

Dan Dairy, Education, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) commended Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for returning low-fat (1%) flavored milk as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. The final rule implementing regulatory changes needed to add low-fat flavored milk to more school menus and other nutrition programs serving children was announced by the USDA and will be published later this month …

national chicken

National Chicken Council Launches New Website Designed Exclusively for Foodservice Professionals

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Platform Debuts Amidst New Survey Data Revealing Chicken Consumption Out of Home Is Growing and Consumers’ Desire More Information About the Chicken They Buy and Eat Recognizing consumers’ desire for more information when they’re dining out, the National Chicken Council (NCC) recently launched a new website designed exclusively for foodservice and culinary professionals to learn more about how the chicken …