dairy margin coverage

Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Deadline Nearing

Dan Dairy, Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds dairy producers the deadline to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is Sept. 20. DMC provides coverage retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019, with applicable payments following soon after enrollment. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey says producers can choose between the $4.00 …

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USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

Dan Cattle, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Industry, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

WASHINGTON (USDA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help. In a continuing effort to serve the public, USDA partnered with …

weekly livestock cattle

Call For Investigation into Cattle Markets

Dan Beef, Cattle

It’s been noted that after the recent fire at Tyson Foods facility in Holcomb, Kansas, the beef processor has boosted margins for other processors. The Tyson Foods facility represents about five percent of the U.S. daily slaughter, or roughly 6,000 head of cattle. The fire did cause the facility to close until repairs are made. But according to Reuters, the …

organic

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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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 …

questions

Lots of Questions Concerning Hemp Crops

Dan Hemp

During a recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, lawmakers heard the needs of what a U.S. hemp program should address. Kentucky Farmer Brian Furnish told the committee hemp farmers struggle to plant a crop that can emerge, as hemp seed needs very specific conditions for germination and initial growth. He also said weeds are hard to control in hemp because there …