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    GIPSA Withdrawal Draws Ire From Senators

    Oct 19, 2017 10:28 AM

    Two farm state senators express their "vehement disagreement" with USDA decision on GIPSA rules.

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  • Bill to allow added produce planting on base acres opposed

    Oct 17, 2017 05:08 PM

    A new bill that would allow growers of grain crops to grow fruits and vegetables on some of their farm program base acres is drawing early opposition from fresh produce interests.

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    Perdue Recommends Greg Ibach and Bill Northey for USDA Positions

    Oct 05, 2017 02:02 PM

    Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue gave his official nod to Greg Ibach and Bill Northey, recommending them for positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    “These two nominees will bring experience and integrity to USDA the moment they walk in the door,” Perdue said in a prepared statement. 

    Ibach was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, and Northey for the position of Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation.

    Greg Ibach serves as the Nebraska Director of Agriculture, while Northey is the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture.

    The two candidates must be approved by the U.S. Senate in order to step into the USDA positions.

    Perdue said he looks forward to “their speedy passage through the committee and floor votes” and urged the Senate to “act on other nominees awaiting approval as well.”

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    USDA to Invest $48 Million in Specialty Crop Research

    Oct 05, 2017 12:15 PM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will distribute $48 million for fiscal year 2018 in specialty crops research grants.

     

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    $8 Billion Of ARC, PLC Money To Serve As Safety Net Payments

    Oct 05, 2017 11:34 AM

    Safety net payments are rolling from the USDA, and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says he hopes the money will help farmers that are facing tough times this year.

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    Mexico Avocado Exporters Ask Perdue for Help

    Oct 05, 2017 08:01 AM

    With support from U.S. importers and non-specialty crop ag groups, Mexican avocado exporters sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking for swift action on a May 2016 final rule that approved avocado imports from all of Mexico.

    The USDA currently allows only Mexican avocados grown in the state of Michoacán state to enter the U.S.

    The letter said the final rule was based upon a detailed pest-risk analysis that showed expanding the program would not jeopardize the phytosanitary security of U.S. growers.

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