At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities will now be eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the second half of their 2018 production.
For your Sunday chuckle...Top 12 Indisputable Facts That Santa is a Farmer/Rancher! Would you add anything to the list?
More good news this week! Corn futures gained on Friday after Chinese officials were said to be preparing to restart purchases of American supplies as soon as January in another sign that China is working on a lasting detente with the U.S.
Each tree has a theme! This year our Amarillo office is spreading cheer at work as well as to those in their community. Poinsettia plants, as well as a Christmas trees that our employees have decorated, will be distributed at a local nursing home for those who do not have family or regular visitors.
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Two of three hurdles met... House passes bill, Senate passes bill with a 369-47 vote and they are now sending the 2018 Farm Bill to the President's desk for signature. Stay tuned for more information from your trusted Farm Bill news source - ProAg.
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The U.S. Senate voted overwhelming Tuesday afternoon to finalize the new farm bill, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference report.
The decision to bring the farm bill conference report to a quick vote was a surprise announcement by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and the bill was approved on an 87-13 vote.
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