As the partial government shutdown enters day six, the majority of USDA isn't disrupted yet. If the standoff between the White House and Congress persists, it could impact the timing of the tariff aid relief from USDA.
With poor crop conditions and a record amount of prevent plant weighing on farmers' balance sheets in 2019, one economist thinks MFP 2.0 may not be enough to get net farm income back to a level needed for some stability.
Researchers at UC-Davis have developed a handy, easy-to-use diagnostic tool to streamline monitoring of calves for respiratory disease, so they can be detected and cared for early in the disease process.
With the phase one trade deal with China official, farmers are expecting more positive momentum in the markets. However, they shouldn’t expect an extension of the MFP, according to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Help your crop get off to the best start possible by managing for risk early. Because more wet conditions are likely, understand how that interacts with risk of diseases and what diseases are more likely this year.
The trade battle between the U.S. and China continues, and fresh data from U.S. Department of Agriculture puts it into perspective, showing some states saw exports decrease more than 80 percent to China in 2018.