NCBA Spends Time Talking Trade

Dan Cattle, Trade

We told you earlier this year about how the U.S. Department of Agriculture worked hard last year to expand trade opportunities around the world for U.S. ag producers. And those efforts paid off as global sales remained strong in spite of challenges in the trade arena throughout the year. USDA helped to break down trade barriers and provided more access …

trade relief

Industry Reaction to USDA Trade Relief Announcement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The Trump Administration’s agricultural assistance package is welcome relief to an economic sector that has been battered by foreign competitors and retaliatory tariffs. We thank the President for living up to his commitment to stand by our farmers and ranchers. While farmers and ranchers would rather earn their income from the marketplace, they …


USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals …

safe trade

Safe Trade Allowed to Continue in the Event African Swine Fever

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

United States Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), Dr. Jack Shere working in collaboration with the Canada’s CVO, Dr. Jaspinder Komal, issued the following statement: We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have agreed to allow safe trade to continue in the event African swine fever (ASF) is reported …

trade aid

New Trade Aid Likely Days Away

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

Department of Agriculture officials say support for farmers dealing with depressed markets will be made available quickly. President Donald Trump has promised farmers $15 billion in aid following the latest round of tariffs implemented Friday. Speaking to farm broadcasters Tuesday, a slew of USDA officials discussed the new aid being prepared for farmers. USDA undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural …

dairy producers

Signup for Dairy Producers Ends Friday

Dan Dairy, Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) have until Friday to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage.  The MPP-Dairy program offers protection to producers when the difference between the national all-milk price and the national average feed cost falls below the dollar amount selected by the producer for …

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 …