Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

Dan Economy, General

(NAFB) — Equipment Manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The survey found 88 percent of manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, while more than half expect sales to increase or remain stable despite the ongoing impact of the global pandemic. The online survey was targeted to employees …

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Ag Responds to USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers Funding

Dan Coronavirus, Economy, USDA

COVID-19 Aid Released and Expanded to Include More Producers (AFBF) — USDA announced its plans to distribute more than $12 billion under a program called Pandemic Assistance for Producers, which includes aid that had been put on hold as well as funds newly allocated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The program assists farmers and ranchers who previously did not qualify for COVID-19 …

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USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably

Dan Coronavirus, USDA

USDA Reopens Program Sign-Up to a Larger Share of Producers with Plans to Expand Outreach and New Programming (USDA) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. The new initiative—USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers—will reach a broader …


Agriculture Must Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccine

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The American Farm Bureau Federation urges the Biden administration to make agriculture a priority for the COVID-19 vaccine. AFBF President Zippy Duvall sent a letter calling for the elimination of barriers to vaccine access for the country’s farmers and farm workers. “We fully appreciate and support that our nation’s heroic first responders, medical professionals, the elderly and caretakers, along with …


Funding Awarded to Help Small and Mid-Sized Farms on National Ag Day

Dan Economy, General, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) celebrated National Ag Day by investing $11.5 million in research to help ensure America’s small and medium-sized farming operations remain viable and improve the quality of life in American farm communities. “Few groups are as resilient and as determined as American farm families,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is …

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FFA Students Share Ag Story for National Ag Day

Dan Education, General

(NAFB) — This week, students from around the country will be busy sharing the importance of agriculture, all in celebration of National Ag Day which is today, March 23. The day celebrates agriculture and provides an opportunity for those in the industry to share the importance of agriculture with a broader audience. The future of agriculture is strong, and this …

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Proclamation Issued for National Agriculture Day 2021

Dan General

National Agriculture Day 2021 is Tuesday, March 23. The Agriculture Council of America hosts the campaign on a national level. To learn more about National Ag Day, click here. President Joe Biden issued a Proclamation and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack make a statement regarding this momentous day. A Proclamation on National Agriculture Day, 2021 MARCH 22, 2021 On National Agriculture Day, …

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Celebrate Ag Day on March 23

Dan Education, General

Celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. And this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a virtual Ag Day event will take place. It will include updates from government leaders and honor the contributions of American agriculture. Food brings everyone to the table, and the virtual program will include both live and pre-recorded segments with remarks from government leaders on the agriculture industry’s …