section 232 tariffs

Industry Reactions on the Removal of Section 232 Tariffs

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement after the Section 232 tariffs were removed from Canada and Mexico. “Today’s announcement is a big win for American agriculture and the economy as a whole. I thank President Trump for negotiating a great deal and for negotiating the removal of these tariffs. Canada and Mexico …

rural broadband

Report Released on Rural Broadband and Benefits of Next Generation Precision Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

Reliable, High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity is Essential to Enhanced Agricultural Production Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveiled a groundbreaking report, A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies (PDF, 2.5 MB). The report finds that deployment of both broadband e-Connectivity and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technology on farms and ranches throughout the U.S. could result …

farm bill

USDA Update on Farm Bill Implementation Progress

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill. President Trump signed this Farm Bill into law on December 20th, 2018 and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementation of key programs. USDA held several listening sessions with stakeholders and the public, specific to each agency’s respective mission areas. “At USDA we …

states

Disaster Aid Uncertain in Congress

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Disaster aid for states hit by flooding is more uncertain as Congress nears recess and ag lawmakers seem at odds over what producers need. Politico reports negotiations to pass a disaster relief package have collapsed just as another storm hits the Midwest and Great Plains, prompting blizzard warnings from Colorado to Minnesota. Midwest Senators are pushing for a disaster bill …

perdue

Perdue on Infrastructure

Dan General

During the recent Commodity Classic held in Orlando, Florida, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was asked about infrastructure and if he felt it would be something the administration would move up on its priority list. Hear his response: Image by Kim Newberg from Pixabay

usda

USDA Announces Launch of the Start Simple with MyPlate Campaign

Dan Industry News Release

In a continuing effort to help Americans make healthy food choices, and in honor of National Nutrition Month®, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced a new campaign to help simplify the nutrition information that surrounds us each day. Start Simple with MyPlate is a new initiative to reduce confusion surrounding healthy eating and help people start with the …

farm debt

Farm Debt Levels Equaling 1980s Farm Crisis

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The amount of farm debt has risen rapidly to $409 billion. That’s up from $385 billion in 2018. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says demand for loans remains “historically high.” A Reuters article says the strain on the American farm belt is becoming more and more comparable to the agricultural crisis of three decades ago. The strain is being caused …

commodity classic

Commodity Classic Starts Thursday

Dan Education, Field Crops, General

The 2019 Commodity Classic will be held Feb. 28 to March 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10,000 attendees annually for the past three years. The General Session will include comments from leaders of the five associations that present Commodity …