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  1. Top Ag News
    USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Derecho

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of assistance for agricultural producers in the Midwest affected by the recent […]

    August 13, 2020
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    Hurricane Hanna Destroys Harvest-ready Cotton in LRGV

    July 25, 2020, Hurricane Hanna ravaged the Lower Rio Grande Valley’s (LRGV) harvest-ready cotton crop. But this isn’t the first time. “This is […]

    August 10, 2020
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    The White Combine-A Farmer’s Worst Nightmare

    The big white combine got its name from, you guessed it, a hailstorm that destroys or severely damages a farmer’s crop. Depending […]

    July 22, 2020
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    Farm State Lawmakers-Ethanol a Priority in Senate COVID Relief Package

    Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported late last week that, “U.S. lawmakers from Iowa are trying to add aid for the biofuels industry […]

    July 20, 2020
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    Can You Defer CFAP Income?

    Farmers may be allowed to defer crop insurance income for one year when the farmer suffer damages, . However, certain steps must be […]

    July 17, 2020
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    One-Third of CFAP Payments Now Out The Door

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provided $9.5 billion in funding (approximately 0.48% of a package totaling nearly $2 trillion) to the […]

    July 6, 2020
  7. Perdue Says More COVID-19 Aid Needed for Farmers

    As COVID-19-related losses mount in the U.S. farm economy, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue predicts that the $16 billion in direct payments […]

    July 3, 2020
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    Rural Health Deals With COVID-19 Spike

    A recent spike in new COVID-19 cases in rural America is hitting small-town hospitals that were already vulnerable. Cash-strapped and underequipped since […]

    July 3, 2020
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    Argentina Combats Locust Cloud, as Brazil Stays on Alert

    Last week, the advance of a locust cloud put the Brazil and Argentine authorities on alert. According to a bulletin released by the […]

    June 30, 2020
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    As Hurricane Season Begins, USDA Offers Producers New and Improved Insurance Options

    The 2020 hurricane season officially began on June 1 and many experts predict that hurricane activity will be particularly active this year. […]

    June 26, 2020