LATEST NEWS FROM USDA

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18:54PM Apr 02, 2020

USDA seeks opinions on AMS grant process

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting a survey about grants awarded through its Agricultural Marketing Service.

08:45AM Apr 01, 2020

USDA Doesn’t Anticipate Much Deviation from 97 Million Corn Acres

Tre Smith
AgWeb Contributor

The 2020 planting projections show higher-than-anticipated corn and soybean planting projections, with an expected total of more than 180 million corn and soybean acres.

USDA Report
12:11PM Mar 31, 2020

USDA Report: 'Write these Numbers with a Pencil, Not a Pen"

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

In Tuesday’s Prospective Planting report from USDA, corn and soybean acres are both expected to jump from 2019 levels. Last year’s prevent plant undoubtedly had an impact on states that

14:39PM Mar 27, 2020

Signal to Noise: USDA Gets Broad Authority for COVID-19 Aid

John Herath
AgWeb Contributor

The COVID-19 recovery bill approved by the House Friday gives the USDA Secretary broad discretion in utilizing funds to assist various ag sectors.

11:57AM Mar 26, 2020

Western Growers: PACA should cover all claims during crisis

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The fresh produce industry is facing unprecedented losses with the COVID-19 pandemic according to Western Growers, which is asking the USDA to cover all PACA claims to ensure produce sellers

14:20PM Mar 25, 2020

Go Into Dairy Loss Mitigation Mode NOW

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Due to the uncertainty in markets, University of Minnesota economist is urging dairy farmers to lock in prices now.

00:54AM Mar 25, 2020

USDA warns against SNAP scammers

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Scammers are using the COVID-19 situation to steal personal information from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients, the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned March 24.