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Chairman Costa Statement on The Implementation of Federal Farm and Disaster Programs

House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statement after today's joint hearing with the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management to review the implementation...

Former Agriculture Secretaries Announce Support for USMCA

Today, all former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since President Reagan’s Administration announced support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter to Congressional leaders, former Secretaries John Block (Reagan), Mike Espy (Clinton), Dan...

Taiwan Goodwill Mission Signs Letter of Intent for U.S. Wheat Purchases

Representatives from the Taiwan Flour Millers Association (TFMA) signed letters of intent to purchase wheat and other U.S. grown commodities over the next two years Sept. 18, 2019, at the U.S. Capitol. The millers...

Farmers and Ranchers Launch Pro-Green New Deal Coalition

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers for a Green New Deal coalition held a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, along with a handful of Democrats from the House of Representatives. Sherri Dugger is an...

National Dairy Council’s New Product Competition Accepting Entries

The ninth annual National Dairy Council (NDC) New Product Competition seeks the next innovative dairy product from college students across the United States and Canada. The competition provides a platform for students to bring their...

AEM Joins Tariff Reform Coalition

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement AEM joining the Tariff Reform Coalition: The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced today that it has joined the Tariff Reform Coalition, a...

Sesame yields stable in drought conditions

Texas has a long history of growing cotton. It’s a resilient crop, able to withstand big swings in temperature fairly well. However, growing cotton in the same fields year after year can be a...

Farm Bureau: USDA Must End NRCS Abuses

The following was provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farmers and ranchers are being denied due process as part of an abuse of discretion by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, according to a scathing...

USDA Announces Nearly $12 Million in Funding to Improve Public Facilities in 17 States,...

USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce W. Lammers today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing almost $12 million in 41 community facilities projects that will benefit 214,000 Americans (PDF, 134...

Lawmakers Seek Mississippi River Disaster Funds

Representatives from Minnesota and Wisconsin are pushing for funds to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to address issues stemming from Mississippi River flooding this year. Democrat Representatives Ron Kind of Wisconsin, and Angie Craig...

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