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10:09AM Mar 04, 2020

GAO Finds USDA Improperly Paid More Than $930 Million In Farm Programs

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

In its latest report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found government agencies made about $175 billion in improper payments. Of that total, USDA was responsible for $6.7 billion in

04:45AM Feb 25, 2020

The Decision to Choose ARC or PLC is a Crapshoot for 2020

As the March 15 deadline nears, row crop producers are faced with a big decision: ARC or PLC? Experts say the answer isn't clear for corn and soybeans, but it

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13:46PM Dec 27, 2019

USDA Announces New Hemp Insurance Program

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

USDA announcing this week it's rolling out federal crop insurance for hemp growers in 21 states. USDA's Risk Management Agency pilot insurance program will cover the 2020 hemp crop in

16:59PM Dec 05, 2019

Federal Agencies Clarify Banking Rules for Hemp-Related Businesses

Katie James
AgWeb Contributor

Four federal agencies issued a statement clarifying the legal status of hemp growth and production and the relevant requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act for banks providing services to hemp-related

11:04AM Jul 31, 2019

AgroFresh VP joins USDA-backed advisory council

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

Ann Beaulieu, vice president of research and development and regulatory at Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions, will join an advisory council focused on improving access to nutritious foods and reducing food waste.

10:46AM Jul 23, 2019

USDA Rule Could Cut Food Stamp Benefits For 3.1 Million People

Associated Press
AgWeb Contributor

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

15:24PM Jul 11, 2019

FSA Begins Issuing $100 Million In Dairy Margin Coverage Payments

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor

To date, nearly 10,000 operations have signed up for the new program, and FSA has begun paying approximately $100 million to producers for January through May.