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USDA Extends COVID-19 Flexibilities

USDA’s Risk Management Agency is extending crop insurance flexibilities for producers during COVID-19. Specifically, the relief provided for electronic notifications and signatures that are extended through July 15, 2021. Organic certification, replant certification, and assignment […]

Food Prices Rise During COVID-19

The USDA says grocery store prices rose 5.6 percent higher in June of 2020 compared with June of last year. Retail prices rose for all food-at-home categories except for fresh fruits. Many of the increases […]

Grain Worker Strike Ends in Argentina

Argentina’s port and grain union workers have ended a 20-day strike after reaching an agreement on Tuesday, with the settlement coming after the government intervened in the dispute. The move lifts a major work stoppage […]

Groups Praise WRDA Passage in COVID Relief Bill

The fiscal year appropriations bill that President Trump signed includes a reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act. The Hagstrom Report says It funds the Army Corps of Engineers civil works program that builds and […]

Trump Signs Appropriations/COVID Relief Bill

After threatening to veto it earlier, President Trump signed the combined fiscal year 2021 omnibus appropriations and COVID-19 relief bill on Sunday. Pro Farmer says Trump’s signature means more aid is coming to farmers, and […]