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  1. Top Ag News
    Negotiators Reach Deal ‘In Principle’ to Avert Shutdown

    Negotiators told reporters that the deal will include all seven pending spending bills, including ones for USDA, FDA, the Interior Department, and EPA, but won’t include disaster aid.

    February 12, 2019
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    Light at End of Shutdown Tunnel

    Corn and soybean prices rallied Friday as news broke that the partial federal government shutdown would end with a three-week short-term funding agreement.

    January 28, 2019
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    House Bill Increases Disaster Relief for Farmers, Goes to Senate

    House bill increases farm disaster funding levels from $1.1 billion that was initially recommended by the USDA to $3 billion.

    January 18, 2019
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    Government Shutdown Timing Bad for Ag

    Included in the services unavailable or limited to farmers because of the shutdown are the many provided by the Farm Service Agency.

    January 16, 2019
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    USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown

    Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.

    January 16, 2019
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    Shutdown Impacting USDA Data and Programs- Market Signals Missing

    The partial Federal government shutdown continues. Today’s update points to news items that catalogue some of the impacts of the ongoing budget impasse on USDA data and agricultural markets, as well as disruptions in other USDA administered programs.

    January 14, 2019
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    Shutdown Moves in Congress

    Ten Republicans joined House Democrats on Thursday to pass a fiscal year 2019 Agriculture appropriations bill. The legislation is not supported by Senate and House Republican leaders or by President Donald Trump, but is part of a Democratic effort to pressure Republicans into ending the partial government shutdown.

    January 11, 2019
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    Farmers See Lack of Data, Loan Access as Another Layer of Uncertainty

    As the president and congressional Democrats keep fighting over border wall funding, farmers are feeling the impacts of the partial federal government shutdown in different ways.

    January 10, 2019
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    USDA to Extend MFP Enrollment

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the MFP. We will extend the application deadline for a period of time equal to the number of business days FSA offices were closed, once the government shutdown ends.

    January 9, 2019
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    January Crop Reports Delayed

    USDA will have to delay its bevy of crop reports initially slated for release Jan. 11 as the partial government shutdown moves past its second week.

    January 7, 2019