U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports....
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption.
Specifically, the President has authorized USDA to provide up to $16 billion in programs, which is in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and other trade disruptions.
The USDA second year MFP plan will deliver payments at a single rate for all covered commodities. Each county will be assigned an MFP payment rate based on historical production. All growers in a county will receive the same rate, regardless of the eligible crop grown
Further details regarding eligibility and payment rates will be released at a later date.
Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report brought more discouraging news to farmers across the Midwest. Cool, wet weather made for another challenging week of planting season.
Corn farmers in the U.S. are further behind in planting progress than they ever have been. Soybean planting progress also trails the 5-year pace.
Here’s a closer look at Midwest Mesonet maps that show continued cold and wet conditions that have slowed planting progress nationally.
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Prevented planting decisions are always difficult, but market and policy dynamics make 2019 decisions even more difficult, according to recent analysis from the University of Illinois and Ohio State University. To make a smart decision, Schnitkey, Swanson, Batts and Zulauf provide answers to common questions concerning prevent plant. For more information about the coverage available on your specific crop and policy, please contact your trusted ProAg crop insurance agent today.
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Farmers who are considering filing prevented planting claims need to contact their trusted ProAg crop insurance agents for more information on their specific crop policy requirements. Eligibility and reporting requirements are key to assuring that a prevented planting payments can be received. Also, for farmers electing prevented planting payments, the payments can be significant sources of farm income this year. As a result, getting the details wrong can have large impacts on the financial positions of farms.
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To all the Mother's out there today... Happy Mother's Day!
Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.
~ Sarah Malin
😱 I think we’ll stick to our angus! A special shout out to all the vets that keep our animals safe and healthy. #thankarancher