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Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans

Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through...

EPA’s Latest Effort on SRE Transparency Helpful Progress But Not Enough

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced they will take comment on the current process for issuing small refinery exemptions, allowing EPA to post the names of refineries who have applied for and...

USDA Publishes SNAP Final Rule; Implements Key Eligibility Reforms, Safeguards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a final rule today designed to ensure that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) standards on eligibility for students and restrictions for lottery winners and convicted felons are consistently applied, and...

U.S. Soy Leaders Hold Successful Meetings in China

Leaders from the U.S. Soybean Council, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board visited with Chinese customers to reinforce and strengthen trade relationships. “We are ready to do more business with China...

Perdue Unhappy with Vietnam Decision on Glyphosate

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development made the decision to ban the importation of glyphosate. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he’s extremely disappointed in the decision. “It’s a move that will...

New Census of Agriculture Data Released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census covers around 6.4 million points of information about America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them....

Midwest Senators Push for Locks Modernization

A group of Midwest lawmakers is leading a new push to modernize locks along inland waterways. A letter from lawmakers representing Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. urges Senate and House appropriators to include funding...

Disaster Aid Uncertain in Congress

Disaster aid for states hit by flooding is more uncertain as Congress nears recess and ag lawmakers seem at odds over what producers need. Politico reports negotiations to pass a disaster relief package have...

NPPC Cancels 2019 World Pork Expo as Precaution

The National Pork Producers Council's board of directors today announced its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China...

USDA WASDE Lowers Corn Use, Soybean Imports

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released Tuesday by the Department of Agriculture reduces projected corn use and calls for lower soybean imports. This month’s 2018/19 corn outlook projects lower feed and...

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