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Poll Reveals Business to Business Exhibitions Move to Virtual Events

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research says an increasing number of U.S. business to business exhibition organizers are postponing or canceling events. A June study found 73 percent of organizers have canceled events, 37...

Restaurant Traffic Stalls Amid Increase in COVID-19 Cases

The recovery of U.S. restaurant customer transactions has stalled for the second week in a row as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in many states, according to research firm NPD Group. For the week...

May Margin Triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced the May 2020 income over feed cost margin triggered the third payment in 2020 of the Dairy Margin Coverage program. In May, the income over feed...

U.S. and Kenya Begin Trade Talks

The United States and Kenya began trade negotiations Wednesday, seeking to enter a free trade agreement. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded the progress, saying a deal could "strengthen and deepen our relationships with...

USDA Announces FMD Vaccine Bank Investment

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday announced the initial purchase of vaccines for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will invest $27.1 million for foot-and-mouth disease...

USDA Provides New Crop Insurance Options

The Department of Agriculture this week announced changes to several crop insurance policies that the agency says improves options for producers. USDA introduced the Quality Loss Option, a new unit structure assignment option for...

House Ag Appropriations Committee Approves 2021 Bill

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved the fiscal year 2021 agriculture appropriations bill this week. Committee Chairman Sanford Bishop Jr, a Georgia Democrat, says the bill rejects the Trump administration’s drastic cuts and “instead...

Barchart Releases July Yield Forecast

An industry data and technology provider predicts 2020 corn yield at 173.8 bushels per acre for corn and 48.8 bushels per acre for soybeans. Barchart, a technology company that provides market data, released its...

Ag Economy Barometer Shows Some Optimism

Farmer sentiment improved again in June. the Ag Economy Barometer rose 14 points to 117. The barometer's rise was fueled by improvements in both the Index of Current Conditions, which rose to a reading...

USDA Seeks Input on RFID Eartag Proposal

USDA is seeking public comment on the transition to RFID only ear tags. USDA’s APHIS wants the public input on the proposal where APHIS would only approve RFID  as the official eartag for use...

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