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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 to USMCA Senate Passage

Agriculture organizations offered applause to lawmakers in the Senate who overwhelming supported approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Thursday. National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Ross says the vote ensures “corn farmers will continue to...

USDA Reminds Producers to Pay Their Crop Insurance Premiums by January 31

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...

FSA Encourages Farmers to Enroll in ARC, PLC, Now

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. Although...

Trade Group Seeks Accountability and Transparency

A trade lobby group seeks accountability and transparency from the phase one agreement between the U.S. and China. Farmers for Free Trade seeks further details regarding both the China agreement, and the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement....

Illinois Leads Nation in Soybean Production Again

Illinois continues to top the annual crop production report estimate for soybean production, according to 2019 Department of Agriculture estimates. Despite a tough growing season for most of the Midwest, Illinois farmers consistently produced...
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GMA Rebrands as Consumer Brands Association

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is now the Consumer Brands Association, as part of a rebranding effort. Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the association, says the Consumer Brands Association is “an entirely new organization...

USDA Reminds Historically Underserved Producers of Advance Payment Option

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds historically underserved producers, who are participating in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), of the advance payment option. This option allows them to get conservation practice payments...

Statement on Need for Accountability and Transparency on Phase One Deal

Farmers for Free Trade Co-Executive Director Brian Kuehl today released the following statement on the need for accountability and transparency on the Phase One agreement. Farmers for Free Trade is asking that the administration...

AEM Reports 2019 Full-year Tractor, Combine Sales

Farmers bought more tractors last year compared to 2018, but combine sales remained flat. A new report for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says for 2019, a total of 244,600 tractors were sold, which...

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