Cattle, dairy and hog producers as well as corn and soybean growers are expected to collect the largest shares of USDA’s $16 billion in coronavirus relief payments, which are designed to compensate for losses in sales or market value between January and April.
Farmers can start enrolling next week for $16 billion in coronavirus relief payments, but the Agriculture Department has decided to prorate the aid to ensure there is enough money to go around, Agri-Pulse has learned.
Almost overnight specialty crop producers changed the way they operated by staggering work times, increasing shuttle transports, and providing educational training to keep employees safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Drug smugglers keep looking for unique ways to transport drugs across our southern border, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have successfully uncovered recent attempts to pack drugs along with strawberries and avocados coming in from Mexico.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2017 - U.S. negotiators say they plan this week to lay out a significant amount of proposed text for a new North American Free Trade Agreement as they try to accelerate the three-country talks.