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Ag Groups Excited about New Sustainable Farming Coalition

Farm groups that represent millions of farmers and ranchers across the country have come together to form a new coalition called Farmers for a Sustainable Future. It’s a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. One of the ag groups is the American Soybean Association. Their CEO, Ryan Findlay, says, “Soybean farmers have an awesome […]

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Meat Import Containers Piling Up in Chinese Ports

There are thousands of containers of frozen pork, chicken, and beef, all sitting in major Chinese ports because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Bloomberg says transportation disruptions and labor shortages are slowing operations down drastically. People familiar with the situation tell Bloomberg that there aren’t enough truck drivers to pick up and move […]

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China Offers More Tariff-Relief on U.S. Imports

The University of Illinois’ Farm Policy News website says reports are surfacing that China is looking at purchasing some U.S. farm products by early March. The gesture would be intended to show the U.S. that it will meet its commitments outlined in the Phase One trade deal. The Chinese government is in discussions over what […]

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Don’t Forget to Complete Census of Agriculture Special Studies

The USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service continues to collect responses to the 2019 Organic Survey and the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties, both of which are special studies that take place every five years. The response window runs through March of this year. NASS is asking producers who received the questionnaires to respond online, by […]

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CRP Signup Deadline Rapidly Approaching

The USDA is reminding producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program that the signup deadline is on February 28. The signup is available to farmers and private landowners who are either enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling for another 10-to-15-year term. Farmers and ranchers who enroll in the program get yearly rental payments for […]

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The process

Recently resurfaced comments made by Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg in 2016 about farming have created quite a stir. Some say the controversial remarks are being taken out of context while others claim the comments are insulting to farmers. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle but they have created quite a discussion. Once again […]

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Hemp Farmers on Edge Because of Law Enforcement Requirements

Hemp producers around the country feel they’re being treated like criminals. That’s because laboratories that test the crop must be certified by the Drug Enforcement Administration, something that has the country’s producers uneasy. USDA’s new hemp regulations say farmers have to ship some of their crops off to labs so that they can verify the […]

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Justice Department Looking Into Dairy Merger

Dairy Farmers of America has reached an agreement with Dean Foods to purchase the bulk of Dean’s operations for $425 million. An Agri-Pulse report says that agreement will be contingent on approval from the Justice Department and a federal bankruptcy court. Dean filed for bankruptcy back in November. The company currently operates 57 facilities in […]

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