Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Farm Groups Welcome USMCA Announcement

Agriculture groups applauded the announcement by House Democrats regarding a deal with the Trump Administration on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. In a statement, National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Ross says, “NCGA appreciates the bipartisan...

Secretary Perdue Statement on USMCA Agreement

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “USMCA is a big...

Farm Groups Plead for Biodiesel Tax Extenders

A group of farm organizations is asking House and Senate leadership to extend the biodiesel tax credit. A letter sent last week to leaders of both chambers says, "we believe that Congress can, and...

Petersen Sends Letter to EPA Criticizing RFS Proposal

A letter by House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency suggests EPA's proposal to "fix" the Renewable Fuel Standard undermines the program. Peterson sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler...

China will Lift Some Tariffs on Some U.S. Pork, Soybean

China announced plans on Friday to lift some tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork. A CNN report says the move could be designed to take some of the heat out of the talks aimed...

NPPC, Farm Bureau Team up to Challenge Prop 12 in California

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau have filed a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12. The proposition imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders to farms across...

White House Adviser Working on Biofuel Mandate Plan

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is working on improving the Trump administration’s plan for bolstering biofuel requirements. Bloomberg says the move comes after ethanol boosters in politically important farm states said the current...

USDA Reminds Producers to Contact Insurance Agents about Harvest Delays

The USDA is reminding producers with crop insurance are facing harvest delays to make contact with their crop insurance agents by December 10th. Farmers need to file a Notice of Loss by that date...

Wisconsin Rep Asks Perdue for More Support

Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind sent a letter to Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue demanding a plan to provide certainty and support for family farms, who are—as Secretary Perdue likes to say—“casualties” of...

Settlement on Cooperatives Working Together Lifts Cloud over Dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation announced a settlement agreement that would end a class-action lawsuit concerning the Herd Retirement Program that ended back in 2010. The program was administered through the federation’s Cooperatives Working...

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