Deadline Nearing to Update PLC Program Yields

Clint Thompson USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind farm owners the deadline to update yields that are on file for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program is Sept. 30. This deadline is to update yields that are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Plus, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating …

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USDA Reopens Comment Period for Hemp Production Program Interim Final Rule

Clint Thompson USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced earlier this month it has re-opened the comment period to the interim final rule published in October 2019 that established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. AgNet Media’s Brian German has the story. Written comments should be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be sent via email to …

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USDA Seeks Comments on Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Insurance Program

Clint Thompson USDA

The Department of Agriculture seeks public comments on recommended improvements to the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Crop Insurance Program by Nov. 5, 2020.  USDA’s Risk Management Agency contracted for an independent evaluation of the program to determine its effectiveness as a risk management tool for livestock producers. RMA Administrator Martin Barbre says, “We want to be sure that the …

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USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers, Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

Clint Thompson Coronavirus, USDA

(Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020) – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin Sept. 21 and run through December 11, 2020. “America’s …

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More Production and Price Impacts in Dairy Outlook

Clint Thompson Dairy, USDA

United States Department of Agriculture The recent trend of more milk per cow is expected to continue to boost production. How will that affect prices? Rod Bain has the story with World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski.

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USDA Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Clint Thompson USDA

Washington, D.C., September 17, 2020 – Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support American producers and communities in need through the USDA Farmers to …

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USDA Seeking Input for Agriculture Innovation Agenda

Clint Thompson USDA, USDA-NRCS

To further the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) work on the Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA), USDA has announced it is seeking public and private-sector input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting Chief, Kevin Norton, says USDA is taking public comments on ready-to-go technologies and practices. …

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USDA Seeks Nominations for the Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research

Clint Thompson USDA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Sept. 8, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the invitation for nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a two-year term on USDA’s Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research. The Task Force advises the Secretary on air quality and its relationship to agriculture based on sound scientific findings and review of …

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USDA Supports U.S. Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs

Clint Thompson Aquaculture, USDA

(Washington, D.C., September 9, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide approximately $530 million to support the U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. The funding will be provided through the Seafood Trade Relief Program and funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), …