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The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on titled “Renewable Energy—Growth and Opportunities for Rural Economies.” Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.), chair of the Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy gave opening comments. “Some of the best opportunities and...
The Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University developed a study showing the impact of potential inheritance tax changes. American Farm Bureau Economist Veronica Nigh says the study looks at potential impacts of the Sensible Taxation and...
House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (GA-D) calls lawsuits against aid for minority farmers "shameful." Congress provided the USDA funds to provide debt relief to Black, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian American or Pacific Islander farmers. However, several farmers, including Texas...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Monday announced $55.2 million in competitive grant funding available through the new Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program. The new program is funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. “We are...
Field Crops Over 30 percent of the state remained in severe drought condition, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during...

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