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Sec. Perdue Statement on Administrative Actions to Streamline H-2A Process

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement highlighting actions announced by the Department of Labor (DOL) which will modernize the burdensome...

All Former Agriculture Secretaries Announce Support for USMCA

Ag secretaries together on USMCA All of the living U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture agree. They want the U.S. Congress to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada...

Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Deadline Extended to Sept. 27

The Department of Agriculture is giving dairy producers an extra week to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program. USDA’s Bill Northey told lawmakers...

MDARD Issues Industrial Hemp Regulatory Reminder

As you enter into the first harvest season, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is reminding growers that all industrial hemp crops...

Farmers and Ranchers Launch Pro-Green New Deal Coalition

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers for a Green New Deal coalition held a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, along with a handful of...

Corn Growers Continued Frustration Over Small Refinery Waivers

  The allocation of small refinery waivers continues to take its toll on agriculture. Last week, the National Biodiesel Board expressed its disappointment with a...

USDA Modernizes Swine Slaughter Inspection

USDA is modernizing its swine slaughter inspection system for the first time in decades. “It’s the first change that we’ve had in over 50 years...

AFBF Calls for USDA to End NRCS Abuses

Farmers and ranchers are being denied due process as part of an abuse of discretion by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, according to a...

Time is Dwindling to Enroll in DMC Program

There’s a few more days before time runs out on signing up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. The deadline to sign up...

Michigan Pork Producers to Benefit Once USMCA is Ratified

China and Mexico are vitally important to the pork industry nationwide, making up roughly 40 percent of pork exports. Michigan’s 2,691 pig farmers are interested...

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