Federal Departments Address Supply Chain Issues

Several investments made across the country by Commerce, Agriculture, and Transportation Departments. The Department of Commerce announced on Friday the multi-departmental effort to address the bottlenecked supply chain…

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USDA Releases Agricultural Export Forecast

Trade increased by 24 percent in 2021.  The Department of Agriculture released its quarterly forecast on the status of American agricultural trade last week. The report found that…

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USDA Improves Dairy Market Safety Net

Includes permanent changes to Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that they will provide around $350 million in pandemic assistance payments through…

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SNAP Benefits Will Increase Over 25% In October

The average benefit is to go from $121 to $157 per month. President Biden’s administration announced on Monday that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit, formerly the…

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President’s Administration Plans Animal Farmer Protections

Agriculture Department seeks the right to repair standards.  The White House announced on Tuesday that President Biden planned to sign a new round of executive orders designed to…

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Interagency Cooperation Announced for Rural Broadband

Federal funding programs for rural deployment to be coordinated by NTIA, FCC, and USDA. This past week, an interagency agreement was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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USDA Announces New Forest Service Chief

Current Chief Christiansen to help transition through July 26. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Randy Moore will be taking over the position of Chief of the Forest…

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Judge Rules Minority-Only Aid Discriminatory

Says race-based COVID relief for farmers is not constitutional. District Court Judge Marcia Morales Howard has issued a ruling temporarily blocking the Department of Agriculture from implementing relief…

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USDA Offers Federal Aid to Producers

Drought prevention and conservation efforts by farmers and ranchers being supported. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made federal aid available to farmers and ranchers in four states…

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USDA Announces New Climate Initiative

Conservation Reserve Program will have new price determination method. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week that it would be launching a new climate initiative designed to…

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