Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Market Updates Throughout the Day

Rusty Halvorson provides a market update as of 10/01/2020 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time. Outside Markets:  U.S. stocks faltered a bit in late trading on Thursday to begin the month of October. Although investors don't see...

U.S. Dairy Exports to Benefit from New USDA-FDA Partnership

The U.S. Department of Agriculture  and Food and Drug Administration today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will establish an interagency process to further support exports of U.S. dairy products. Both agencies play critical...

USDA Launches New, Streamlined Process for Private Lenders to Invest in Rural America

The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the department’s four key loan guarantee programs under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative. “Rural America needs a mix...

Agriculture Committee Leadership Presses Perdue on Diversity Trainings at USDA

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday, the Chairs of all six House Agriculture Subcommittees, led by Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, expressed grave concerns over a recent...

United Fresh Releases Fresh Facts on Retail Report

A new report covers the increasing popularity of e-commerce and the unprecedented rise of in-home consumption triggered by COVID-19, including the continued growth of fresh fruit and vegetable sales. United Fresh Produce Association released...

Consumer Expectations Change as the Pandemic Enters a New Season

The Consumer Brands Association's latest COVID-19 poll asked more than 1,300 American adults about their opinions on the coronavirus and its effect on the country. The data shows a country normalized by a persistent...

USDA grants American Farmland Trust $2.6 million to improve soil health practice adoption

A $2.6-million grant from the Department of Agriculture will help American Farmland Trust fund its Conquering Cover Crop Challenges Coast to Coast project. USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service supplied the funding through its On-Farm...

Cattle Producers Welcome Sen. Fischer’s HAULS Act

Livestock groups this week applauded the introduction of legislation that would provide livestock haulers flexibility and critical relief from hours-of-service rules. Senator Deb Fischer, a Nebraska Republican, introduced the Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock...

NFU: Pandemic Revealed Need for Reform in the Food and Farm System

Pandemic-related disruptions have exposed underlying weaknesses in the food and farm system, according to the National Farmers Union. NFU President Rob Larew told the House Small Business Committee Wednesday during a hearing the need...

USDA Small Grains 2020 Summary

Small Grains 2020 Summary September 2020 All wheat production totaled 1.83 billion bushels in 2020, down 5 percent from the revised 2019 total of 1.93 billion bushels. Area harvested for grain totaled 36.7 million acres, down 2 percent from...

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