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USDA Opens CFAP 2, Announces Funding Available for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers,...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Monday announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide...

USDA Celebrates 5 Million Acres Enrolled in Conservation Easements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland...

Corn, Soybean, Wheat Stocks All Lower in USDA’s Quarterly Grain Stocks...

Corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2021 totaled 7.70 billion bushels, down 3 percent from March 1, 2020. Of the total stocks,...

Soybean, Wheat Acres Estimated 5 Percent Higher, Corn Acres Up Less...

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2021 is estimated at 91.1 million acres, up less than 1 percent or an increase of 325,000...

USDA Reports Hog Inventory Down 2 Percent

As of March 1, there were 74.8 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, down 2% from March 2020, and down 3% from December...

USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who...

USDA Awards $11.5 Million to Help Small, Mid-Sized Farms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Tuesday an $11.5 million research investment to help ensure America's small and medium-sized farms become more profitable...

USDA: Rural Death Rates from COVID-19 Surpasses Urban Death Rates

During the initial COVID-19 surge between March and June 2020, large urban areas had the highest weekly death rates from the virus in the...

85 Percent of Michigan Farms Have Enrolled in ARC, PLC Ahead...

Agricultural producers in Michigan who have not yet elected and enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for...

USDA Launches Soil Moisture Measurement Tool for Crop Planning

Farmers, researchers, meteorologists and others now have access to high-resolution NASA data on soil moisture, thanks to a new tool developed by USDA's National...

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