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  1. Top Ag News
    Vilsack Confirmation Moves to Full Senate

    After about four hours of hearings on Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously signed off on Tom Vilsack’s confirmation as the next […]

    February 3, 2021
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    Vilsack Confirmation Hearing On Track for Tuesday

    In a hearing that will likely feature a lot of discussion about COVID-19 relief payments, the future of the Commodity Credit Corporation […]

    February 2, 2021
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    Vilsack Confirmation Scheduled for Tuesday…Maybe

    The Senate Agriculture Committee is slated to begin the confirmation process for Secretary of Agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack on Tuesday, but that […]

    February 1, 2021
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    USDA Temporarily Halts CFAP Payments

    Late Wednesday, USDA announced it’s temporarily freezing processing payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Local FSA offices will continue accepting […]

    January 28, 2021
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    RFS Waiver Saga Continues: Court Halts EPA Waivers…For Now

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued three blending waivers, or Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs), to fuel refiners immediately before the exit of […]

    January 25, 2021
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    Vilsack: Climate Change Mitigation Represents Potential Revenue for Farmers

    U.S. agriculture is ready to begin implementing the general changes it needs to in order to become part of limiting adverse climate […]

    January 21, 2021
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    Virginia Ag Commissioner Nominated for Deputy USDA Secretary

    Jewel Bronaugh, Virginia state agriculture commissioner, has been nominated for deputy ag secretary, the number-two post at USDA. She was one of […]

    January 20, 2021
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    USDA Updates Livestock Insurance Programs for 2021

    The USDA Risk Management Agency announced changes to the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance plan for 2021 crop year and beyond. The […]

    January 20, 2021
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    EPA Signs Off on Last-minute RFS Waivers, Angers Biofuels Industry

    In the last few hours of the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency granted two small refinery exemptions from fulfilling their requirements […]

    January 20, 2021
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    USDA, IRS Rush Through Flurry of Rule Changes on COVID-19 Aid, Taxes

    Changes to the H-2A agricultural guest-worker program, a rule for hemp production, expanded COVID-19 aid through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) […]

    January 18, 2021