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    Row-Crop Planting Slows, But Remains Ahead of Average Pace

    Wet weather slowed fieldwork in some parts of the country last week, but corn and soybean planting progress nationwide remained ahead of […]

    May 27, 2020
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    Corn Prices Range-Bound or Down?

    July corn futures prices hovered between $3.15 and $3.25 since late April.  Corn prices continue to stay within a relatively narrow range […]

    May 27, 2020
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    FSA Expands Set-aside Loan Provision

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will broaden the use of the Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision, normally used in the wake of […]

    May 27, 2020
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    COVID-19 Impacts on Livestock Markets Persist, While Fed Says Ag Sector “Under Severe Stress”

    Recent news articles continue to highlight the ripple effects COVID-19 is having on some aspects of the U.S. livestock market.  Meanwhile, the minutes […]

    May 27, 2020
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    H-2A Worker Positions Increased Fivefold Between Fiscal 2005 and 2019

    The H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program provides a legal means to bring foreign-born workers into the United States on a temporary basis. Workers […]

    May 27, 2020
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    Ag Sales to China Tick Upward

    China is increasing its purchases of key U.S. agricultural commodities even as political rhetoric between the two countries ramps up, but China […]

    May 26, 2020
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    Rural Mainstreet Index Inches Up from April’s Record Low

    The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) increased slightly from Aprils’ record low. According to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in […]

    May 26, 2020
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    Rural Areas Struggle With Lack of Broadband During Pandemic

    When Karen Eifert Jones had to complete online training to spray dicamba herbicide this spring, she ended up doing it on her […]

    May 26, 2020
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    Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Rules Announced

    On Wednesday May 20th, the USDA released more information on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).  In today’s article we provide a […]

    May 26, 2020
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    USDA to Provide $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Rural Businesses and Ag Producers

      U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees […]

    May 26, 2020