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Semi truck
Aug 14, 2019

Administration Takes Step To Relax Trucker Drive-Time Rules

The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel.
ICE handcuffs
Aug 07, 2019

Immigration raids at Mississippi food processing plants

MORTON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday.
USDA
Jul 29, 2019

Economist: New Trump Farm Aid May Be Distributed More Fairly

The Trump administration’s decision to base new handouts to farmers hit by the trade war with China on how many acres they’ve planted might be a fairer way to distribute the cash.
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Jul 29, 2019

Minnesota Tries to Stop High-Cost Invasive Weed

The Palmer amaranth plants the Agriculture Department's team found here were quickly burned using propane torches, before they could go to seed.
Beer
Jul 26, 2019

New River Valley Grower Beats The Heat Of The Hops Harvest

What started out as a few hops plants to add flavor to Mark Clabaugh's homebrew kettle has flowered into a passion to help grow the fledgling hops industry in Virginia.
Ag Census - Number of Producers
Jul 23, 2019

Rise In Women Farmers Attributed To Data Collection Change

Federal data shows more women are operating farms in Idaho, but officials say they have always been there.
food lion cart - web
Jul 23, 2019

USDA Rule Could Cut Food Stamp Benefits For 3.1 Million People

The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps.
Jul 04, 2019

Economic Impact of Crisis Felt by Ag and Dairy Lenders

His bank worked with producers to restructure their debt amid the crisis, but a large number of those producers have refinanced two and sometimes three years in a row to the point where the bank can no longer help them.
Ohlde Dairy - Steve Ohlde - Linn Kansas 006
Jun 27, 2019

Minnesota Aiming to Preserve Its Dairy Farms

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently rolled out a state program that aims to inject cash into the state's struggling dairy industry.