Industry Reaction to Trade Aid Announcement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Source: American Farm Bureau Federation Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Assistance, Urges Return to Open Markets The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We greatly appreciate President Trump’s concern for America’s farmers and ranchers in these difficult economic times, and we are grateful for this continued trade assistance to help our farmers and ranchers stay …


USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals. In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and …


Funding to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

WASHINGTON (USDA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). The program is …

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The USDA Announces New Vision for Animal Genomics

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Industry News Release, Livestock, Research

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) blueprint, published today in Frontiers and Genetics, will serve as a guide for research and funding in animal genomics for 2018-2027 that will facilitate genomic solutions to enable producers to meet increasing future demands for animal products by a growing world population. The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the National Institute for Food and …

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Florida Agriculture Concerned with Budget Issues

Dan Cattle, Economy, Florida

The Florida agriculture community sent a letter this week to state budget leaders concerning issues with funding certain aspects of agriculture. Sam Ard, Florida Cattlemen’s Association director of governmental affairs, explains what the letter was about and updates other items still being discussed during the Florida legislative session. Here is a copy of the letter: Speaker of the House Jose …


USDA and SBA Join Forces to Help Rural American Businesses

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening small businesses and the agricultural economies in rural America. They signed the MOU during a stop on Perdue’s “Back to Our Roots” tour in Ohio. The collaboration is designed to do several things, including enhancing investment opportunities in rural America. The organizations …


USDA Provides Funds to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach announced that USDA is allocating almost $70 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 494 projects in 49 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. These projects prevent the introduction or spread of invasive plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the …