Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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USDA Reminds Producers to Contact Insurance Agents about Harvest Delays

The USDA is reminding producers with crop insurance are facing harvest delays to make contact with their crop insurance agents by December 10th. Farmers need to file a Notice of Loss by that date...

White House Adviser Working on Biofuel Mandate Plan

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is working on improving the Trump administration’s plan for bolstering biofuel requirements. Bloomberg says the move comes after ethanol boosters in politically important farm states said the current...

NPPC, Farm Bureau Team up to Challenge Prop 12 in California

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau have filed a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12. The proposition imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders to farms across...

China, U.S. still at Odds Over Ag Purchases

The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. and China still can’t agree on the size of future Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities. President Donald Trump wants China to commit to buying $40...

China will Lift Some Tariffs on Some U.S. Pork, Soybean

China announced plans on Friday to lift some tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork. A CNN report says the move could be designed to take some of the heat out of the talks aimed...

Last Minute Demands Further Complicate USMCA Passage

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has an unlikely ally in Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas when it comes to a last-minute push for changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. They’re pushing to...

Sheep Industry gets Predator Control Approval from EPA

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the final interim decision on the registered use of sodium cyanide for predator control. The EPA worked in conjunction with the USDA’s Wildlife Services to put out...

USDA Opening CRP Signup on December 9th

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced that signup for the Conservation Reserve Program will begin on December ninth. The signup period ends on February 28th for general CRP, while the signup for continuous CRP...

Settlement Lifts Cloud over Dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation announced a settlement agreement that would end a class-action lawsuit concerning the Herd Retirement Program that ended back in 2010. The program was administered through the federation’s Cooperatives Working...

Wisconsin Rep Asks Perdue for More Support

Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind sent a letter of Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue demanding that he have a plan to provide certainty and support for family farms amidst the trade talks with China. Kind points...

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