Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Senate Passes USMCA

The Senate Thursday passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sending it to President Donald Trump’s desk. The Senate vote, 89-10, moves the agreement ahead of the impeachment trial in the Senate. President Trump is expected to...

Agriculture Reacts

Agriculture organizations applauded Senate lawmakers who overwhelming supported the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Ross says it ensures “corn farmers will continue to have access to our largest and most reliable...

Secretary Perdue on Senate USMCA

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, farmers "are eager to see the President sign this legislation and begin reaping the benefits." Canada and Mexico are the first and second-largest export markets...

Crop Insurance Premiums

The Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency is reminding producers that their crop insurance premiums for the 2019 crop year are due January 31. Policies that do not have the premium paid by January...

USDA Seeks Input

The Department of Agriculture announced Thursday it is seeking public input to help with the creation of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The new program, according to USDA, will expand the availability of...

Phase One China Deal

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa of California say are the optimistic but cautious, regarding the phase one trade agreement with China.

Trump Signs Phase One

President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement with China Wednesday. The phase one deal, according to the Trump administration, is worth an extra $40-50 billion annually over the next two years in U.S. agricultural...

USTR offers China Agreement Details

Documents released by the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office offers details into the agriculture provisions in the U.S.-China phase one trade agreement. It says China will purchase and import, on average, at least $40 billion...

USMCA Senate Vote Thursday

The Senate is hopeful to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Thursday morning. After quickly advancing the agreement through required committee approvals, the Senate will consider the agreement ahead of the impeachment trial next week....

Enroll in ARC, PLC

USDA’s Farm Service Agency  encourages producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year. FSA...

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