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Dairy Safety-Net Enrollment Ends on December 11

The USDA reminds dairy producers that the deadline to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for the calendar year 2021 is quickly approaching on December 11. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency opened DMC...

New Partnership Highlights Versatility of Corn as a Feedstock

The National Corn Growers Association announced a new partnership with the publication called “Chemical & Engineering News.” The goal is to highlight the many uses for corn, including the opportunities in plant-based packaging, chemicals,...

CommonGround Celebrates 10 Years of Building Trust

CommonGround is a group of women farmers who plant seeds of trust through conversations with consumers about the food they grow. Those women are celebrating ten years of service and impact for agriculture. The...

Farmers Bracing for More Scrutiny Under Biden?

Bloomberg says American agriculture is likely bracing for more scrutiny of its practices under a Joe Biden administration. While the race isn’t officially over yet, ag would potentially see more regulation of everything from...

China-Led Trade Pact is Signed

The ink is officially dry on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, signed by China and 14 other nations over the weekend. The New York Times says the signing ceremony came about after eight years...

Reigning in the Land Grab Law

Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt issued a recent secretarial order on the Land and Waters Conservation Fund. The Order prioritizes input from local governments and leaders, which will help stop unchecked land grabs by...

USDA Says Farm Production Expenses Will Drop

The USDA says farm sector production expenses, including those associated with operator dwellings, are forecast to decrease by $4.6 billion to $344.2 billion in 2020 in nominal terms, which means not adjusted for inflation....

Newman Re-Elected as NPB President

David Newman, a pork producer from Arkansas, was elected to serve a second term as president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s November meeting. The NPB’s 15 producer-directors represent America’s 60,000 pig...

U.S. Water Use Dropping for Most Crops and Livestock Production

The University of Illinois says climate change and a growing world population require efficient use of natural resources. The College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences says water management strategies need to support worldwide...

KC Fed: Farm Financial Outlook is Improving

The Kansas City Fed said last week that the outlook for agricultural credit conditions in its Tenth District improved in the third quarter, due in part to rising commodity prices and additional government aid...

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