Soybeans Purchased Following Meeting – December 20, 2018

China buys billions of soybeans

Administration would toughen 90-day limit on food stamps On Thursday, hours before President Trump was expected to sign the farm bill, the administration has proposed restricting the power of states to waive the usual 90-day limit on food stamps for able-bodied adults who do not work at least 20 hours… Continue reading

APHIS Website Can Help All Gift Givers This Holiday Season

Agriculture gifts

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2018 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service today announced that representatives from the North Pole were among the visitors checking out the Agency’s new traveler information web page. The site, launched in September 2018, provides everyone with important information… Continue reading

Tariff Payments Double – December 18, 2018

Tariff payments double

USDA doubles Trump tariff payments to farmers to $9.6 billion Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Monday the second and final round of $4.8 billion of Trump tariff payments, meaning crop and livestock producers will collect up to $9.6 billion in cash to cushion the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade… Continue reading

Family Farming on Precipice – December 11, 2018

Family Farming on Precipice

Farm bill makes distant relatives eligible for subsidies Congress is expected to send President Trump a farm bill this week that makes nieces, nephews and first cousins of farmers eligible for crop subsidies, a setback in the decades-old drive to control farm spending. Family farming on a precipice, Wisconsin farmers… Continue reading