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USDA: Don’t Forget to File Acreage Reports

Farmers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency office before the deadline. July 15 is a major deadline for most crops, […]


Argentina Close to Deal to Reopen Beef Exports

Argentina appears on track towards reaching an agreement to reopen beef exports. The potential deal comes days ahead of the expiration date on the government’s month-long suspension, according to Reuters. Argentina paused beef exports to […]


USDA Seeks Public Input on Racial Justice and Equity

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday published a Federal Register Notice requesting public input on efforts to advance racial justice and equity across the Department. The action follows an executive order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support […]


U.S., EU Reach Deal to End Trade Dispute Over Subsidies

President Biden and European Union leaders reached an agreement to halt the long-running trade dispute over subsidies for Boeing and Airbus. The Hill says the announcement comes as the president participates in an EU-U.S. summit […]


USDA Announces Dates for CRP and Grasslands Signup

USDA set a deadline of July 23, 2021, for all agricultural producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program General Signup number 56. Also, the USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept applications for […]


USDA Announces Additional Aid for Producers and Business

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced additional aid intended for agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative. Earlier this year, the secretary announced plans to use available pandemic assistance […]


Biden Considering Relief for U.S. Refiners

The White House is under pressure from labor unions and senators, including those from President Biden’s home state of Delaware, to consider relief for refiners from the biofuel blending mandates. Three sources close to the […]


China Soybean Imports Boom as Hog Population Recovers

Chinese soybean imports grew significantly during the first five months of 2021, which follows along with a recovery in the country’s domestic hog numbers. However, MSN says domestic demand for the crop looks more modest […]

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SD Pork Plant Reaches Labor Agreement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The union that had threatened a strike at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota says it has reached a tentative agreement with the company on a four-year contract. […]

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Spring Planting Update- 5/5/21

Today, we catch up with Dekalb Asgrow Technical Agronomist Eric Nelson on his farm to get the latest on spring planting in the Dakotas and some tips for growers right now.

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