Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek says he expects resiliency at export terminals in New Orleans that weathered the hurricane, but he also stressed that damage assessments need to be conducted.
A broad array of contract livestock and poultry producers will be eligible for coronavirus relief and payment rules for specialty crop growers are being liberalized under rules changes made by the Agriculture Department.
The Agriculture Department has been scrubbing its website and social media to remove any photos or text that could identify Afghans who contributed to agricultural research or other projects funded by the USDA, government officials tell Agri-Pulse. There’s concern the Taliban may harm Afghans who cooperated with the U.S. – even if it was just to help on an ag research project.
A former chair of the House Agriculture Committee is warning the committee about the potential downside of creating a permanent disaster assistance program for producers. Speaking on a panel at Minnesota’s Farmfest Wednesday, Collin Peterson said it’s important that the program not undermine crop insurance.
Catherine Nakalembe and the NASA Harvest team discuss why global food security is important and how American farmers serve a role in supporting it through the transfer of knowledge on productivity and sustainability as well as increased market transparency.