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  1. Top Ag News
    Vilsack: More COVID-19 Relief Headed to Farms

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday a new package of funding for farmers and ranchers adversely affected by the COVID-19 […]

    March 25, 2021
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    Senator: Carbon Market Development Must Seek Farmer Input

    The carbon market — something likely to be a big growth area in agriculture in the coming years — must be attentive to […]

    March 24, 2021
  3. Top Ag News
    Lawmakers Seek Estate Tax Repeal

    The estate tax, or “death tax” as many farmers call it, can sometimes force farmers and farm owners to liquidate assets to […]

    March 12, 2021
  4. Top Ag News
    House Takes Up Ag Labor Legislation Again

    Though it was first passed by the house in December 2019, the Farm Workhouse Modernization Act was reintroduced last week in the […]

    March 9, 2021
  5. Top Ag News
    CFAP Payments On Hold — Vilsack

    There remains around $15 billion in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments earmarked for the ag sector that have yet to be […]

    March 8, 2021
  6. Top Ag News
    Senate Bill Targets Improved Cattle Market Transparency

    Such measures have been discussed in the industry — even proposed in previous legislation — for months, and now two senators have […]

    March 3, 2021
  7. Top Ag News
    House Leaders Axe Ag Derecho Help from Aid Package

    Though it received bipartisan support in the House Agriculture Committee, a provision providing farmers assistance for crop losses stemming from last summer’s […]

    March 3, 2021
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    Emergency Haying, Grazing Targeted in Senate Bill

    A pair of farm-state senators introduced a bill on Tuesday to provide farmers and ranchers the ability to utilize cover crop acres […]

    February 24, 2021
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    Federal Officials Amend PPP Loan Options for Farmers

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provided loans to farmers who suffered adverse economic effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial payments to farmers […]

    February 17, 2021
  10. Top Ag News
    ARC or PLC? Get Help Deciding Here

    The signup deadline for the federal Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs is just over a month away. […]

    February 12, 2021