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U.S. farmers won’t see a North America trade deal under the Christmas tree this year, despite this week’s deal to move the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) forward. The House of Representatives, which must act first, plans to vote by the end...
USB staying busy This week marks the annual meeting of the United Soybean Board in St. Louis where new appointees are sworn in by USDA and 2020 leadership is elected. The organization’s farmer-directors elected Jim Carroll III from Brinkley, Arkansas,...
Citing delayed plantings and harvests due to abnormal weather in 2019, the USDA announced Wednesday Michigan producers now have until Dec. 20 to enroll in the 2020 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and Market Facilitation Program (MFP). The deadlines shift...
If you’re at the Great Lakes Expo this week, occupational therapy students from Davenport University are offering a free service to all attendees: arthritis screenings. “We created a screen for arthritis, and we’ve been trying to screen as many people...
The monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand report offered little to excite or scare markets Tuesday. As the market and trade experts expected, there was little change in the monthly figures by the Department of Agriculture, with no change to...

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Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency will make $550 million available through its ReConnect Pilot Program. The application window for the funding will...
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Both China and the U.S. officials confirmed on Friday that they’ve reached a “Phase One” agreement. Emerging details show the agreement includes some tariff relief,...

Sec. Perdue Expects Third Tranche Of MFP Payments, Stephanie Ho, USDAThis year, there were two rounds of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which is...
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