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USDA: $16.2M to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers, Ranchers

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will issue $16.2 million in grants to provide training, outreach, and technical assistance to...

THC Testing Still a Challenge for Hemp Farmers

The hype over hemp sparked a rush of enthusiasm from farmers looking to add it to their crop rotations after it was legalized in...

Harvest Forecast: Drier Forecast, Cooler Temps

A much better week coming for fieldwork, but we also see it usher in much colder temps. Clouds builds through the day Saturday as a...

Ethanol Applauds New White House Proposal to Restore Demand

After President Trump announced he would have a biofuels package for farmers in August, the White House is making good on their promise. Ethanol groups...

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrow with China

The United States’ trade deficit with China is as small as it’s been in recent months. U.S. exports hit a five-month high, which Bloomberg says...

Scout for Leaf Diseases, Stalk Integrity as Harvest Begins

Before the rains this weekend delaying field work, some farmers in Southwestern Michigan were able to start harvest. One of the problems that impacted...
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USDA Invests $11M In Research to Support Specialty Crop Farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced today that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $11 million...

New White House Ethanol Plan Revealed, More Details Expected

It’s been more than a month since President Trump announced he was going to unveil a biofuels package to restore demand for lost gallons...

Many Dairy Producers Missing Out on Dairy Margin Coverage Payouts

The new Dairy Margin Coverage program will be paying out more than $300 million this year. The National Milk Producers Federation says none of...

U.S. Implementing Tariffs on EU Products

The U.S. will place tariffs on European Union food products. Following a World Trade Organization win, the U.S. announced the new tariffs, expanding a...

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