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BEEF Expands Its Rally™ Footprint with Sturgis® Beef Throw Down Event

South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) looks to expand beef demand through a continued partnership with the City of Sturgis as the official meat of the 2019 Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally™. The venue allows...

Report: Large Loans Drive Further Increases in Farm Lending

Growth in the average size of farm operating loans boosted agricultural lending in the second quarter of 2019. A Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank report shows the volume of loans increased 11 percent compared...

USDA Announces Online Tool to Help Farmers find Farm Loans

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as...

Two USDA Agencies to Move, Less than Half of the Researchers to Follow

The move of two U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies will take less than 40% of the researchers to the Kansas City area. In June, the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the Economic Research...

USDA Announces $16 Million Funding Opportunity to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach...

USDA Announces Record-Breaking Funding for 2019 Farm to School Grants

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tuesday announced more than $9 million in USDA Farm to School Program grants will be awarded in 2019. This year marks an all-time high of funding and projects in the...

Secretary Perdue Visits Sysco for Signing of the Pledge to America’s Workers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today visited Sysco Corporation in San Diego, California to tour the facilities and join the company’s signing of the Pledge to America’s Workers. Sysco is pledging nearly 35,000 opportunities...

Crawford Introduces Legislation to Reform H-2A Program

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives would transfer jurisdiction for agricultural guest workers from the Department of Labor to the Department of Agriculture. The bill comes as the labor Department Monday opened a...

House Judiciary Committee Bill Would Increase Farm Debt Coverage under Chapter 12

A bill passed by the House Judiciary Committee would increase the amount of farm debt covered by chapter 12 bankruptcy. Last week, the committee passed the Family Farmer Relief Act. Introduced by New York...

ARA Applauds EPA’s Decision to Register Long-Term Uses of Sulfoxaflor, Reversing 2016 Decision

Today Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement following an announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issuing long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor: “Farmers, retailers, consumers, manufacturers and the...

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