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Administration Steps to Strengthen Food Supply Chains

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more support, resources, and new rules designed to strengthen the American food…

New Chicken Regulations Are a “Solution Searching for a Problem”

The USDA announced new regulations for the poultry industry that the National Chicken Council isn’t supporting.  “This…

Producers Can Request Voluntary CRP Termination

The USDA will allow participants in the Conservation Reserve Program to request voluntary termination if they are…

Over 40 Groups Ask USTR for Tariff Relief

A diverse group of more than 40 American food and agriculture leaders sent a letter to U.S…

Strong Global Demand for Beef Facing Inflation Pressures

The U.S. Meat Export Federation began its spring conference this week in San Antonio, Texas.  USMEF President…

Dairy Industry Supports USDA Container Program for Ag Exports

The National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council welcome the USDA plan to offer…

USDA Announces Signup for the Commodity Container Assistance Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting applications for…

Hourly Ag Wages Rise, Hours Fall Slightly in Latest Report

There were 45,000 workers hired directly by farms in the Lake Region (Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) during…

U.S. Dairy Supports U.S. Pursuit of Full Canadian USMCA Compliance

The National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council Wednesday applauded the Biden administration for its…

UK’s Kendamil in Talks to Export Infant Formula to U.S.

Kendamil is in advanced discussions with the Food and Drug Administration to become the first international manufacturer…

Soybean Farmers Share 2023 Farm Bill Priorities

The American Soybean Association Wednesday shared the organization’s 2023 Farm Bill priorities.  ASA President Brad Doyle, who…

Study Examines Competitiveness of U.S. Inland Waterways

The National Waterways Foundation released a study this week focused on the current state of the U.S…

More Farmers Adding Fall Cover Crops to Fields

Cover crops are an increasingly popular management practice farmers use to provide seasonal living cover between their…

Co-ops Can Lead the Way for On-Farm Private Broadband

As American agriculture grapples with scarce labor and increasing costs, one solution could lie in precision agriculture…

USDA Invests $770 Million to Expand Market Opportunities for Rural Businesses

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday announced $770 million to help create better market opportunities for rural businesses. …