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House Lawmakers Press USDA Over Food Box Contracts

House Agriculture Committee members want questions answered regarding the Department of Agriculture’s Families Food Box Program. Led by Democrat Marcia Fudge of Ohio, the group sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. They...

Online Grocery Shopping a New Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways shoppers fill their grocery needs. Throughout the pandemic, the Food Marketing Institute has been tracking consumer trends and charting how shopping behaviors are changing. While it’s uncertain...

Deere Earnings Beat Expectations

John Deere's quarterly sales and profit estimates beat expectations. Net income fell 41 percent to $665.8 million, or $2.11 per share in the quarter, but beat analysts’ average estimate of $1.62 per share, according...

AEM Developing Health and Safety Guidelines for Events

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers will craft guidelines for industry exhibitions and events. The association recently formed a Health and Safety Task Force to guide its efforts in ensuring the well-being of exhibitors, attendees,...

Farmland Prices Continue Decline, Farm Borrowing Increasing

The latest Rural Mainstreet Index from Creighton University shows farmland prices are declining while farmer borrowing is growing. Released last week, the overall index for May increased to 12.5 from April's record low 12.1,...

Futures Higher Following Friday’s Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle futures are higher following the Cattle on Feed report. Hog futures are following suit. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or...

Officials Say Cattle to Blame for E. coli Outbreak in California

Outbreaks of E. coli that sickened almost 200 people in California late last year probably came from cattle grazing close to the farms that grew the tainted romaine lettuce. The Associated Press says those...

Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act Introduced in the Senate

Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi introduced Senate Bill 3842, called the Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act. Wicker authored legislation that would establish a Rural Assistance Pilot Program to help rural communities and localities better utilize...

Potato Industry Feels Left Out of CFAP

The National Potato Council and state grower organizations wrote a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue last week to talk about potatoes that have nowhere to go for processing. The Hagstrom Report says the...

EPA Plan Would Raise Biofuel Blending Targets Slightly in 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency has drafted a plan that would include a small bump in their biofuel-blending targets in 2021. Three people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the proposed rule is undergoing...

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