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February 28, 2020
Sugar co-ops to get $285 million in disaster assistance
FARGO — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said it was a push, but that an agreement was recently reached with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to...
February 28, 2020 - 3:25pm
February 11, 2020
Collin Peterson blasts big cuts to farm programs in Trump's budget
WASHINGTON -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., on Tuesday, Feb. 11, sharply criticized the White House’s proposed...
February 11, 2020 - 11:46am
December 30, 2019
Trade aid brought big help, but big farms benefited more than small ones
In 2019, the farm belt felt about as hospitable as the asteroid belt. Record rainfall turned fields to sludge and made it nigh-on impossible...
December 30, 2019 - 11:22am
December 4, 2019
New SNAP rules put emphasis on work for able-bodied adults
WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture officials stressed the importance of the “dignity of work” while announcing a final rule that...
December 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Analysis: Trump's $28 billion trade war bailout may be overpaying some farmers
President Donald Trump's $28 billion farm bailout may be paying many growers more than the trade war with China has cost them. The U.S. Department...
December 4, 2019 - 12:31pm
November 14, 2019
USDA defers interest on crop insurance to Jan. 31
KANSAS CITY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to defer the accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums until either...
November 14, 2019 - 12:02pm
November 11, 2019
Farmers look to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue as trade wars continue
WASHINGTON - Struggling dairy farmers who flocked to an expo in Wisconsin last month hoped to hear some encouragement from one of their own -...
November 11, 2019 - 11:53am
November 9, 2019
Disaster declaration approved for ND ag producers
ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has approved North Dakota’s request for a Secretarial disaster designation for 47 counties...
November 9, 2019 - 7:30am
November 8, 2019
Feds award $9M to Minnesota ag water program
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's agricultural water quality program was awarded $9 million in federal funding on Friday, Nov. 8, the state Department...
November 8, 2019 - 1:49pm
USDA clears path to aid for farmers in 47 flood-stricken N.D. counties
BISMARCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved Friday, Nov. 8, disaster designations for 47 North Dakota counties dealing with severe...
November 8, 2019 - 10:44am
November 7, 2019
Walz asks for emergency assistance for northwest Minnesota farmers
MINNEAPOLIS — Farmers in northwest Minnesota need emergency assistance to deal with difficult — if not impossible — harvest conditions,...
November 7, 2019 - 12:53pm
November 1, 2019
Burgum requests federal relief for farmers after severe flooding
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday, Nov. 1, an appeal to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for disaster designations...
November 1, 2019 - 9:31am
October 29, 2019
USDA opens door for more industrial hemp farming
WASHINGTON — The federal government is ready to regulate the production of industrial hemp, allowing more farmers in more states to grow the...
October 29, 2019 - 4:24pm
October 4, 2019
Trump EPA pledges biofuel boost to calm corn-state criticism
The Trump administration is taking action to boost U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel, as the president seeks to...
October 4, 2019 - 12:32pm
September 27, 2019
Analysis: Cuts gut agency that's vital to American farmers
WASHINGTON - Headquartered in a nondescript office building in Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service churns...
September 27, 2019 - 11:35am