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Midwest Drought Causes Diminished Corn Crops

Farmers in the Midwest are beginning to see what was expected to be the nation’s largest corn crop in generations shrivel...

2012 Farm Bill Clears Procedural Hurdle in Senate

The United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry reports that the U.S. Senate has “cleared a procedural hurdle today...

Chairwoman Stabenow to Host Farm Bill Reform Teleconference

On Monday, June 4 at 2:15 EST, Senator Debbie Stabenow will host a press teleconference to discuss the Agriculture Reform, Food...

Farm Groups Seek Farm Bill in House That Differs from Senate Version

As the U.S. House of Representatives continues to undertake consideration of the 2012 Farm Bill, it is clear that many producer...

Senators Call for Senate Floor Farm Bill Debate

On May 15, fourty-four U.S. Senators signed and delivered a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Republican...

USDA Announces Improvements to Risk Assessment and Rulemaking Process

  • November 20, 2011

The USDA announced in a press release that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)...

USDA Seeks Comments on Revisions to Marketing Order for Tart Cherries

  • November 17, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting comments on a proposed rule to amend the federal marketing order regulating tart cherries...

Vilsack Announces Investments in International Market Development to Help Sustain Demand for American Agriculture

  • November 16, 2011

Today, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in approximately 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to...

Klobuchar Sponsors Legislation Supporting Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

  • November 16, 2011

This week, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sponsored legislation to extend, improve and strengthen programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

USDA reminds producers of disaster program deadlines

  • November 11, 2011

USDA reminds eligible ranchers and livestock producers who had livestock losses or grazing losses during the 2011 crop year that the...

Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) Plans of Insurance

  • November 11, 2011

The Risk Management Agency announced that the next sales date for LGM is November 18, 2011.   According to a USDA...

USDA Proposes Improvements to Help Deliver Disaster Assistance More Quickly to Producers

  • November 11, 2011

Yesterday, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson announced that USDA is accepting comments on a...

Statement from Agriculture Secretary on Record Growth of U.S. Agriculture Exports

  • November 10, 2011

Today, in a press release, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement after USDA released its final tally for agricultural...

Christmas tree tax will be sidelined after uproar

  • November 10, 2011

The Obama administration has decided to delay implementation of the fee that would have allowed the Christmas tree industry to create...

New Economic Research Service Report

  • November 9, 2011

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service released a report titled, “The Renewable Identification Number System and U.S. Biofuel...

USDA Farm Service Agency Urges Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Elections Beginning Today

  • November 4, 2011

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson announced that the 2011 FSA county committee...

Minority Farmer Advisory Committee to Hold Second Meeting

  • November 2, 2011

This Thursday and Friday, November 3-4, the members of the USDA Minority Farmer Advisory Committee will meet for the second time...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights the 150th Anniversary of USDA

  • November 2, 2011

Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the year-long celebration of USDA’s 150th anniversary in 2012. The announcement took place in the...

USDA Invests in Crop Insurance Education

  • October 31, 2011

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) will support crop...