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  • USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary
  • Aid Package Announcement Coming Soon
      Bloomberg says the Trump Administration is about ready to officially announce another round of aid to help farmers hurt by the trade war with China. The announcement could come as soon as Thursday. People familiar with
  • African Swine Fever Vaccine is Eight Years Away
    USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach  says scientists have pegged an effective vaccine for the African Swine Fever Virus is at least eight years away. The Fence Post Dot Com says he made the announcement during a hearing
  • Optimism Renewed on Capitol Hill Around USMCA
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had kind words for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after they met this week to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. Lighthizer attended a closed-door lunch with Republican Senators earlier this week,
  • Kentucky Hosting U.S.-China Governors Collaboration Summit
    Governors from across the U.S. and leaders from China are converging in Lexington, Kentucky, this week, as part of the fifth annual U.S.-China Governors Collaboration Summit. The event, immediately following ONE19: The Alltech Ideas Conference offers a
  • Ag Groups Want Immediate Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension
      Thirteen trade groups that represent farmers, rural lenders, crop and biodiesel-based oil producers, as well as biodiesel producers, fired off a letter to the House and Senate. They’re asking each body to take action on bipartisan
  • Farm Credit Administration Chair Dallas Tonsager Passes Away
      Farm Credit Administration Chair Dallas Tonsager passed away this week at the age of 64. Tonsager, who’s had a long career in agriculture, was a former Under Secretary for Rural Development. Farm Credit Council President and
  • ND Road Construction Season Starts Today
    FARGO, N.D. ( – The North Dakota Department of Transportation announced today it’s kicking off the Summer road construction season this week. According to a news release from the NDDOT, this year’s season consists of approximately $370