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USDA Announces Additional Help for Distressed Farmers

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Funding, This Land of Ours

There’s additional help for some farmers who need it. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Starting in April, the USDA will provide approximately $123 million in additional, automatic financial assistance for qualifying farm loan program borrowers who are facing financial risk, as part of the $3.1 billion to help distressed farm loan borrowers that was provided through Section …


Margin Protection for Corn and Soybean Farmers Expanded by USDA

Dan Agri-Business, Corn, Funding, Soybeans, USDA-RMA

(USDA-RMA/WASHINGTON/March 30, 2023) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding its Margin Protection insurance plan, adding more than a thousand counties to the insurance option that provides coverage against an unexpected decrease in operating margin for corn and soybean producers. This expansion, which is in direct response to growing interest among producers, will be available by June 30, 2023. Interested …


Farm Bill Listening Sessions Planned

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Farm Bill, Funding, Legislative

Congressman Barry Moore is hosting several Farm Bill Listening Sessions for Alabamians to attend regarding the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association says attendees are encouraged to bring a hard copy of their questions, comments, or concerns along with their contact information so Congressman Moore and his staff have an opportunity to follow up with attendees after …


USDA Awards Funding to Protect U.S. Cattle from FMD

Dan Agri-Business, Beef, Cattle, Funding, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), USDA-APHIS

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) last week awarded the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) with $445,400 in funding to advance the Secure Beef Supply Plan. The plan would go into effect in the event of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the U.S. “NCBA is grateful for this critical funding to help continue defending the U.S. cattle herd from …

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Bill Introduced to Provide Clean Drinking Water for Rural Americans

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Legislative, Regulation, This Land of Ours, Water

A new bill would help rural Americans get clean drinking water. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins introduced the bipartisan Healthy Drinking Water Affordability Act, or The Healthy H2O Act. Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat and Collins, a Maine Republican, say the bill will provide water testing and treatment technology grants directly to …


USDA Investing $29 Million in More American-Made Fertilizer Production

Dan Agri-Business, Fertilizer, Funding

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it received over 350 applications for $3 billion in funding to expand domestic fertilizer production capacity. The applications came from 47 states and two territories for the first two rounds of a new grant program to add innovative domestic fertilizer production capacity. USDA also announced the first $29 million in grant …