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  • ERS and NIFA Will Relocate to the Kansas City Region
      Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says the USDA will move the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the Kansas City Region. Perdue says the site selection process was rigorous and
  • Missouri, Kansas, Welcome Relocation of USDA Agencies to Kansas City
    Missouri and Kansas celebrated after a successful united effort to bring two Department of Agriculture agencies to the Kansas City region. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst responded to the USDA announcement and says that “Kansas City
  • Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Starts on June 17
      Signup for the new Dairy Margin Coverage Program begins on June 17th. It’s operated by the Farm Service Agency and is a big part of the dairy safety net designed to help dairy farmers manage the
  • Wisconsin Senator Wants Details on Secret Ag Deal with Mexico
      Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding that President Trump release more details of the deal he announced with Mexico to increase U.S. ag exports. Over the weekend, Trump said on Twitter that “Mexico has agreed to
  • Midwest States Get Most Help From 2018 MFP Payments
    American Farm Bureau analysis says farmers in five Midwestern states claimed just about half of the more than $8.5 billion in trade help from the USDA as compensation for losses due to trade disputes. The analysis shows
  • Tyson Announces plant-based, blended proteins
      In a move anticipated for weeks, Tyson Foods introduced its first-ever venture into plant-based meat alternative products. The company also announced it will be selling additional products that combine traditional meat blended with plant proteins. Tyson
  • Senate Finance Plans USMCA Hearing, Trump Sides with Farmers
    Senator Chuck Grassley this week announced a planned hearing regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Grassley, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, says the committee will hear testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The committee will hold the
  • Secretary Perdue Announces Kansas City Region as Location for ERS and NIFA
    (Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Kansas