The U.S. Senate passed a $19.1 billion disaster package Thursday, with Congress providing more than $3 billion in disaster aid for farmers to pay for losses from disasters that occurred in 2018 and 2019.
R-CALF is seeking a permanent injunction against beef councils in 15 states: Montana, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.
The cool, wet spring has afforded ample moisture to most areas of the Midwest, which should be good news when the weather finally warms up, but which has also slowed growth of many forages, potentially affecting yields.
Long rain delays in corn planting has farmers doing the math on their
options: take a prevented planting payment from crop insurance, plant corn but
with lower insurance coverage levels or switch to soybeans. USDA's redesigned
Market Facilitation Program is just one more factor they'll need to consider
See DTN Ag News. 4^Perplexing Planting Decisions...
Under the guise of providing aid to farmers, USDA is requiring
farmers to produce more for unspecified amounts. Is that good public policy?
See DTN Ag News. BTodd's Take...
In response to the new Market Facilitation Program rolled out
Thursday, farm groups offered praise to the Trump administration for helping
offset export losses, but reiterated that a second consecutive year of trade
aid is insufficient to make up for potentially years of lost trade revenue.
See DTN Ag News. BTrade Aid Not a Solution...
The cool, wet spring has afforded ample moisture to most areas of the
Midwest, which should be good news when the weather finally warms up, but which
has also slowed growth of many forages, potentially affecting yields.
See DTN Ag News. BSpring Forage Update...
Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., introduced
legislation that would set a June 1 deadline for small-refinery waiver
applications, as well as make information public about the companies seeking
See DTN Ag News. 7^Bill Seeks RFS Transparency...