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LATEST NEWS FROM USDA

China Tariffs
17:19PM Jul 19, 2019

Produce groups receive $ millions to offset tariffs, trade barriers

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
The USDA named 49 recipients of Agricultural Trade Promotion funds — designed to spur new export markets for growers hurt by tariffs and other trade disruptions — including 11 produce
12:56PM Jul 18, 2019

August Crop Production to Include Resurvey, Satellite and FSA Data

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
Lance Honig, USDA-National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) crops branch chief, says there will be more data included in this report than ever before.
USDA
11:18AM Jul 18, 2019

Just A Third of USDA Researchers Plan to Move to Kansas City

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
Last month USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced hundreds of researchers from the USDA would be asked to move from D.C. to Kansas City.
10:55AM Jul 17, 2019

Prevent Plant to Exceed 8 Million Corn Acres, 3 Million Soybeans Acres

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
While they won’t release final prevent plant numbers until later this fall, USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) has a running tally of prevent-plant acres.
16:31PM Jul 15, 2019

PACA order lifted on Spring Creek Produce

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
Spring Creek Produce LLC, Greenfield, Tenn., has satisfied a reparation order issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
15:09PM Jul 15, 2019

John Dillard: USDA Plans to Remove Biotech Hurdles

We have been hearing about the promises of biotechnology for decades, and we have been able to reap some of the rewards in the form of insect- and herbicide-resistant crops.
12:01PM Jul 15, 2019

USDA sanctions Florida, Texas, Hawaii companies under PACA

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three businesses for violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.