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    How Does USDA Fare in the President's FY20 Budget Proposal?

    Mar 25, 2019 08:22 AM

    On March 11, the Trump administration released its fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, which would cut USDA discretionary spending by 19 percent. It also proposes $310 billion in cuts to farm bill programs, primarily to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the nutrition title.

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    Spread of African Swine Fever Raises Global Concerns

    Mar 18, 2019 08:28 AM

    Until recently, cases of African Swine Fever were found almost exclusively in Africa, but outbreaks in Europe and Asia have U.S. hog producers concerned.

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    Biotech Labeling Rules Finalized

    Feb 11, 2019 09:32 PM

    After a lengthy, contentious process, USDA finalized its rules for labeling foods containing GMO ingredients on December 21, 2018. U.S. food processing companies must be in compliance by January 1, 2022.

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    The Impact of the Federal Shutdown on U.S. Agriculture

    Jan 16, 2019 10:18 AM

    While some USDA employees are still working on 'essential functions' on the job, a lot of services that matter to U.S. farmers are not available. These includes USDA loans, some farm program payments, most USDA reports, with more programs at risk the longer the shutdown persists.

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    Other Highlights of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

    Jan 09, 2019 11:01 AM

    This blog describes some of the interesting and/or important provisions that appear in the eight smaller titles of the 2018 farm bill.

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    Why the Midwest Should Care About the Future of New Orleans

    Jan 03, 2019 08:36 AM

    The devastation that Hurricane Katrina brought to New Orleans in 2005 demonstrated to city and state officials the serious vulnerability of the region to future problems. They are now pursuing a Coastal Master Plan to improve protections in the region with multiple approaches.

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    At Long Last--a 2018 Farm Bill

    Dec 21, 2018 10:39 AM

    President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on December 20th, establishing U.S. farm policy for the next five years. This blog describes the key provisions in the four major titles--commodities, conservation, nutrition, and crop insurance.

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