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  • Rebound Year Ahead for U.S. Sugarbeets
      Sugarbeet growers and U.S. cooperatives are expected to have a stronger financial year ahead, thanks to improved production and higher crop prices predicted for 2020-2021. A CoBank report says that should help usher in a potential
  • Farmers Markets Can Accept SNAP Benefits
      NDSU Extension   Farmers markets and farm stands have the opportunity to increase access to fresh, local food for all community members by becoming an authorized retailer for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is
  • China Companies Buying Ag Products Despite Government Order to Desist
      Chad Smith, NAFB News Service   Tensions are rising once again between the U.S. and Hong Kong, which in turn led the Chinese government to order state-run agricultural firms to temporarily stop buying U.S. commodities, including
  • Retail Dairy Sales Higher During COVID-19 Pandemic
      Monday was celebrated as National Milk day, with the National Milk Producers Federation sharing some good news with the beleaguered U.S. dairy industry. “From March 8 to March 22, as stay-at-home orders and business closures proliferated
  • NBB Letter Asks EPA for Transparency on “Gap” SRE Petitions
      The National Biodiesel Board delivered a letter to Andrew Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, asking for transparency on small refinery exemption petitions the agency received before 2019. “The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industry values and
  • Great Plains Food Bank to Facilitate Food Distribution for USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program
      Great Plains Food Bank   FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank has begun distributing food entering its service area through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families (F2F) Food Box Program. The program
  • Representative Seeks Expanded Online SNAP Purchases
      Micheal Clements, NAFB News Service   One lawmaker wants more online access for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants to purchase groceries online. U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop, a Democrat from Georgia, says he is “concerned with the
  • USDA Launches 2020 Feds Feed Families Nationwide Food Drive
      USDA   (Washington, June 1, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today kicked off the 11th annual government-wide Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign, which encourages employees from all federal departments and agencies to give