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MDARD Begins Hemp Sampling Under New State Plan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) recently completed its first industrial hemp sampling under the state’s new Hemp Production Plan marking...

USDA Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition,...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced three senior appointments Thursday. USDA announced that nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean has been named Deputy Under Secretary for...

D.C. Circuit Court Stays EPA Action Granting Refinery Waivers

In response to an emergency motion filed Tuesday evening by the Renewable Fuels Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today...

Tranquil Weather to End the Week Before Late Weekend System

  After snow in some parts of the state earlier in the week, the only thing Michigan will see as the week ends is sunshine. According...

USDA Extends CFAP to Contract Growers

The Department of Agriculture has updated the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to provide relief to more producers. The new CFAP 2.1 includes expanded eligibility...

Growth Energy Dismayed By EPA’s Last Minute Blow to Ethanol, Optimistic...

Over the last couple of days, there has been some good news out of EPA for the ethanol industry and some not so good...

USDA Announces Key Staff Appointments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C. Gregory Parham, D.V.M., was named Interim...

Watching for Clean Water Act Movement in Biden Administration

With the new Biden Administration taking over in Washington, D.C. agriculture is keeping an eye on potential changes to the Clean Water Act, specifically...

Commodity Classic Announces Dates of its Digital “Special Edition” for 2021

Commodity Classic has set the dates for its 2021 Special Edition, which will take place March 2-5, 2021 as a digital experience.  Registration will...

USDA Implements Improvements to Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that further changes to its Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance plan will take effect...

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