Newhouse: Administration Need To Hold China Accountable For Phase One

There is a growing call across farm country nationwide for the Trump Administration to do more to hold China accountable for their part of the Phase One trade agreement. Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse said he’s heard from growers organizations nationwide that China needs to do more, despite any political disagreements that may exist between the […]

Voskuhl: Scammers Have Done Their Homework

Rural and urban Americans both need to be aware and cautious of scams during the COVID-19 pandemic. AARP’s Sean Voskuhl said they continue to hear of coronavirus-related scams, and that, he expects, will likely continue. “Fraudsters follow the headlines, taking advantage when an outbreak like coronavirus, Ebola or swine flu makes global news. Until there […]

USDA Adds Digital Options for CFAP Applications

The Farm Service Agency will take applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, CFAP, through an online portal. The agency’s goal is to expand the options available to producers to apply for the program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. FSA is also leveraging commercial document storage […]

Ag Equipment Manufacturers Still Struggling with COVID-19

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers continues to struggle with COVID-19. Roughly 75% of U.S. equipment manufacturers say the impact of COVID-19 on the overall economy is still very negative. As many as 60% of industry executives say that the federal government hasn’t done enough to support the industry as it continues to face a decline […]

NFU: EPA is a “Barrier” for Emission Reduction in Biofuels

The head of the National Farmers Union blasted the EPA recently, calling it a “barrier” for reducing greenhouse gasses in biofuels. “The EPA has been the primary barrier to a lot of additional success that we can have in reducing greenhouse gasses in ethanol technology,” said Rob Larew, President of the National Farmers Union. “The […]

Deadline for Farmer Assistance Programs Fast Approaching

Producers, if you are eligible to enroll in either of the Farm Bill farm safety net crop programs, Agricultural Risk coverage, or price loss coverage and you have not yet done so for 2020, don’t wait. The sign-up deadline is June 30th. “The 2020 sign up is just a continuation of those decisions that were […]

Mexican President to Meet This Week with Trump, Trudeau

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will be in Washington this week to celebrate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade going into full effect. The Washington Trade Daily said Obrador will meet with President Trump and may also meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As the agreement between the three North American countries enters into […]

Farm Groups Launch Free Stress Management Course

A group of farm organizations just launched free online training focusing on farm stress. The training course is funded by Farm Credit, with partnership from the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union. The groups say the course will help farmers, their families and neighbors identify and cope with stress. It provides participants the […]

U.S. Fires Back at China Linking COVID Concerns and Food Imports

U.S. health and agricultural authorities issued thinly-veiled criticism of new Chinese demands placed on food-exporting companies. Beijing is asking those companies to sign documents stating that they comply with Chinese safety standards to prevent COVID transmission. “Efforts by some countries to restrict global food exports related to COVID-19 transmission are not consistent with the known […]