Latest News From USDA

Fed’s Announcement Not Showing Much Impact to Livestock Markets

Fears of the coronavirus continue to haunt the stock market despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to calm it. Live cattle prices have dropped to numbers producers and traders haven’t seen in nearly a decade.

8 months ago
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue tried the Impossible Burger while touring Impossible Foods.
Meat-Eating Agriculture Secretary Tries the Impossible Burger

Sonny Perdue may be a champion of big agriculture and agribusinesses in all its forms. But even he isn’t immune to the lure of the vegan Impossible Burger.

1 year ago
President Trumps 'Ups the Ante" by suggesting the U.S. should increase tariffs against China if a deal isn't reached soon.
Farmer Support For Trump Holds Strong And Steady

President Donald Trump remains in U.S. farmers’ good graces, according to the latest Farm Journal Pulse survey.

1 year ago
When a livestock dealer’s check bounces, should the farmer or rancher who raised the cattle be able to get them back?
Producer Comments Needed for USDA Study on Cattle Payment Protection

When a livestock dealer’s check bounces, should the farmer or rancher who raised the cattle be able to get them back?

1 year ago
This expanded access could increase U.S. beef and beef product exports to Japan by up to $200 million annually.
U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan Market

Japan on Friday lifted longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef in an agreement announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. The move is expected to pave the way for expanded sales to the U.S.’s top beef export market.

1 year ago
Checkoff Reform Legislation Reintroduced by Presidential Candidates

The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act of 2019 has the support of presidential candidates and could reshape how agricultural checkoffs operate, something animal rights groups see as a win.

1 year ago
Stories of Hope Flood Out of Nebraska

As Nebraska continues to battle what appears to be the worst natural disaster in state history, stories are slowly starting to pour out of the region from farmers and ranchers impacted by the flood.

1 year ago
Stories of Hope Flood Out of Nebraska

As Nebraska continues to battle what appears to be the worst natural disaster in state history, stories are slowly starting to pour out of the region from farmers and ranchers impacted by the flood.

1 year ago