LATEST NEWS FROM USDA

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15:24PM Apr 27, 2020

Friendly Weather Leads to Spike in Planting Progress

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

USDA’s April 27 Crop Progress Report shows corn made huge jumps week-over-week and is pacing ahead of the five-year average. Soybeans made a smaller jump and are also well above

13:40PM Apr 26, 2020

Drop payment limits, lawmakers tell Trump administration

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Drop payments limits to fresh produce growers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, Democratic and Republic Congressional lawmakers told the Trump Administration on April 23.

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15:40PM Apr 24, 2020

USDA releases solicitation for proposals for Buy Fresh program

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

As promised, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its solicitation for proposals for the Buy Fresh Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program.

14:39PM Apr 24, 2020

Signal to Noise: Ag Aid Payment Caps Will Not Last

John Herath
AgWeb Contributor

There is a growing drumbeat of farm organizations, legislators and ag economists calling for USDA to raise or eliminate payment caps on coronavirus aid payments.

12:56PM Apr 24, 2020

USDA awards $9.5 million in specialty crop grants

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Nearly $10 million has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to 11 multi-state projects that seek to boost the competitiveness of specialty crops.

11:50AM Apr 24, 2020

Foodservice distributors pin hopes on USDA’s Buy Fresh program

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Help is on the way.

13:42PM Apr 23, 2020

California table grape acreage in 2019 same as 2018

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

California table grape acreage for the 2019 crop, at 121,000 acres, was unchanged from the previous season’s acreage.