Sunday, October 24, 2021

Farm News

John Deere Workers Go on Strike

Deere & Co. couldn’t reach an agreement with workers on a six-year labor contract, prompting thousands of employees to begin a strike on Thursday....

Indiana receives $500K grant to help with farm stress

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Indiana Rural Health Association and Purdue Extension to reduce mental health stigma...

Ethanol Export Numbers Good

The numbers for the most recent marketing year that ended on August 31 show there is good news for U.S. ethanol exports. U.S. ethanol...

September Ag Economy Barometer Drops

Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124. This is the weakest...

Higher Loan Limit for USDA Loans

The USDA says a higher loan limit will be available for borrowers seeking a guaranteed farm loan beginning on October 1. The limit goes...

Biden Administration Trade with China

The Biden Administration has completed a months-long review of the U.S. trade relationship with China. Pointing out that the previous administration’s unilateral approach alienated...

Ag Secretary Vilsack Announces Climate Package

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $3 billion comprehensive set of investments to address challenges facing farmers and ranchers. USDA says the investments will...

USDA Announces Potential ASF Vaccine

USDA's Agricultural Research Service announced that one of its vaccine candidates can prevent and protect against African swine fever. Specifically, the vaccine shows...

Taiwan Threatens to Take China Before the WTO

Over the weekend, Taiwan threatened to take China before the World Trade Organization after Beijing suspended sugar apple and wax apple imports from the...

Ted McKinney Named New CEO of NASDA

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture announced that Former Indiana Ag Director, Ted McKinney is the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. The...

Farm Bureau on Partisan Reconciliation Package

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today sent a letter to congressional leadership expressing deep concerns about the reconciliation package the House will...

House Members Want Disaster Declaration

Several members of Congress are asking President Biden to declare a drought disaster in the western United States as record temperatures and wildfires hit...

Tractor and Combine Sales Up in August

U.S. tractor sales increased last month compared to 2020 while combine sales jumped 19.8 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers monthly sales...

House Ag Committee Silenced by Pelosi

The following press release was forwarded by the Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn “GT” Thompson. After a nine-hour markup,...

USDA Expands Assistance to Transport Feed

In response to the severe drought conditions in the Western U.S. and Great Plains, USDA says it plans to help cover the cost of...

Indigo Pays Farmers in First Carbon Farming Program

Indigo Ag announced it has dispersed initial payments to the inaugural group of “Carbon by Indigo” participants. The 267 paid growers are the first...

Tax Proposals Risk Future of American Farms

The American Farm Bureau, 46 state Farm Bureaus, and 280 organizations representing family-owned agribusinesses sent a letter to Congressional leaders about tax policies. The...

Acreage Report Released Early

…. and somebody is probably losing their job over it. USDA’s Farm Service Agency screwed up and somebody posted the acreage data on the...

August Dairy Market Report

Low milk prices and high feed costs – a.k.a. depressed margins – are slowly bringing U.S. milk production back in line with demand. Daily...

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