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Democratic Leaders, Trump, Agree on Infrastructure Plan, Mulvaney Cast Doubts
Democratic Leaders, Trump, Agree on Infrastructure Plan, Mulvaney Cast Doubts Features | 05/02/2019

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders from Congress this week agreed to work on an infrastructure deal worth $2 trillion.

Perdue Calls Openness to Further Trade Aid Inaccurate
Perdue Calls Openness to Further Trade Aid Inaccurate Features | 05/01/2019

The Trump administration this week signaled a willingness to provide more trade aid to farmers if needed. However, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the claims are untrue.

Mexican Labor Bill a Step Towards USMCA
Mexican Labor Bill a Step Towards USMCA Features | 05/01/2019

Mexico’s Senate approved a bill that overhauls the country’s labor code. The move was a pre-condition for U.S. Democrats in the House of Representatives for considering the agreement.

USDA Releases Report on Rural Broadband and Benefits of Next Generation Precision Agriculture
USDA Releases Report on Rural Broadband and Benefits of Next Generation Precision Agriculture Features | 05/01/2019

The report finds that deployment of both broadband e-Connectivity and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technology on farms and ranches throughout the U.S. could result in at least $47 billion in national economic benefits every year.

Share of highly leveraged farm business is forcast to increase according to USDA
Share of highly leveraged farm business is forcast to increase according to USDA Features | 05/01/2019

Farm businesses—operations where farming is reported as the operator’s primary occupation or that have at least $350,000 in annual sales—accounted for more than 94 percent of U.S. farm sector production in 2017.

Trump Promises Ag Focus in Japan Trade Talks
Trump Promises Ag Focus in Japan Trade Talks Features | 04/30/2019

President Donald Trump promises agriculture will be a focal point in trade talks with Japan. Farmers are hoping a deal with Japan will make up for lost market access after the U.S. withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

RFA “Strongly Supports” EPA Proposal to Allow Year-Round E15
RFA “Strongly Supports” EPA Proposal to Allow Year-Round E15 Features | 04/30/2019

In comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Renewable Fuels Association Monday said it “strongly supports” the year-round E15 proposal.

Was Your Farm Impacted by Recent ‘Bomb Cyclones’? USDA Can Help.
Was Your Farm Impacted by Recent ‘Bomb Cyclones’? USDA Can Help. Features | 04/29/2019

Was your farm impacted by the recent “bomb cyclones” that hit the Midwest? If so, USDA offers a network of disaster assistance programs to help you recover losses, rehabilitate your farm, and manage risk in the future.

NE Right to Farm Legislation Update Set for Final Vote
NE Right to Farm Legislation Update Set for Final Vote Features | 04/29/2019

Nebraska state senators are working on a revised bill that would expand agricultural producers’ protections under Nebraska’s 1982 Right to Farm Act.

Peterson Leading Trade Mission to Central/South America
Peterson Leading Trade Mission to Central/South America Features | 04/29/2019

House Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson of Minnesota is leading a trade mission to Central and South America.