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ARC, PLC, CRP payments on the way

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 – Beginning this week, USDA will be making approximately $8 billion in 2017 payments to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, and $1.6 billion under Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.
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Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Pat Roberts

Democrats press USDA on rural development funding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2017 - Senate Democrats pushed Agriculture Department officials Thursday to support increased funding to boost rural economic development and fight the opioid crisis. USDA officials also were urged to work within the administration to expand rural broadband access.
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Livestock hauler

Livestock haulers push back on DOT’s ‘Hours of Service’ rule

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2017—Livestock haulers have lost discretionary control over their livelihoods and risk endangering the lives of the animals they transport because of a one-size-fits-all Department of Transportation Hours of Service (HOS) rule and the Electronic Logging Device that aggressively monitors it, industry experts and agricultural groups say.
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