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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 […]

Bill to Curb Rural Suicides Awaits Signature

Legislation to curb the rising rate of farmer suicides awaits the president’s signature as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. However, the bill’s future is still uncertain as President Donald Trump over the weekend […]

ASA Elects 2021 Governing Committee

During their annual meeting, the American Soybean Association Board of Directors elected the leaders who will guide the organization through the changing policy landscape on Capitol Hill. Kevin Scott of South Dakota will serve as […]