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House to Vote on Spending Bills

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. House plans to vote soon on a large package of spending bills including the fiscal 2020 agriculture appropriations bill. The House Appropriations Committee recently sent the ag spending bill to the full House on a party-line vote. House Ag appropriations subcommittee Chair, Sanford Bishop of Georgia, talks about the bill’s $24.3 billion in discretionary spending. “The bill provides …

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Governor Ron DeSantis Awards First Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for Agricultural Producers Following Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Office of Governor): Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Department of Economic Opportunity has awarded the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for agricultural producers following Hurricane Michael to John P. Jordan Farm in Bascom, Florida. The Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan was activated to provide relief to Florida farmers whose crops were damaged by the storm. “Hurricane …

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Georgia State Representative Pleased with Disaster Aid

Dan Economy, Georgia

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in Georgia taking part in a roundtable discussion. One of the main topics was the recently passed and signed disaster aid bill. Georgia State Representative Mike Cheokas, who represents District 138, told Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper he’s glad to see the federal government finally stepping up to the plate.

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Secretary Perdue Statement on Disaster and Trade-Related Assistance

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

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are facing significant challenges and tough decisions on their farms and ranches. Last month, immediately upon China reneging on commitments made during the trade talks, President Trump committed USDA (U.S. Department …

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Trump Signs Disaster Relief Package

Dan Economy, Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a $19.1 billion disaster-relief package that Florida officials have sought since Hurricane Michael pounded the Panhandle in October. The signing followed the U.S. House voting 354-58 on Monday to approve the measure, which passed the U.S. Senate earlier. The package is intended to assist communities in more than 40 states impacted by …

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Reaction from Industry on President Signing Disaster Relief Package

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall “The disaster relief measure signed by President Trump today is an important lifeline for farmers and ranchers whose greatest desire is to keep producing the food, fuel and fiber that make our way of life possible. The last two years have brought historic hurricanes like Florence and Michael. We have faced wildfires, tornadoes …

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Disaster Aid Funding Signed Into Law By President Trump

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

Senators Perdue & Isakson fought for months to secure critical funding for Georgians recovering from Hurricane Michael U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) applaud President Donald J. Trump for quickly signing into law critical disaster relief funding for Georgia and other states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other natural disasters. Senators Perdue and Isakson have fought …

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Farm Outlook Continues Slide in Ag Economy Barometer

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The Ag Economy Barometer dropped again in May. The barometer reading of 101 was 14 points lower than a month earlier and was the lowest barometer reading since October 2016. For the second month in a row, the decline in farmer sentiment was attributable to big declines in both the Index of Current Conditions, which fell from 99 in April …

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Disaster-Relief Aid Finally Passes in the House

Dan Economy

The U.S. House finally followed the Senate’s lead and approved the $19.1 billion disaster-relief package late Monday. The measure is designed to help ag producers impacted by natural disasters over the last three years, including those in the Southeast affected by Hurricane Michael this past October. The 354-58 vote came after the House returned from its Memorial Day holiday recess …