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  • Climate programs will be voluntary, incentive-based, says USDA nominee – July 30, 2021
    by The Farm Report on July 30, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Climate programs will be voluntary, incentive-based, says USDA nominee The USDA’s climate mitigation initiatives will be built on a simple rule: “If they don’t work for producers and landowners, they’re not going to work for the climate,” said Robert Bonnie, the Biden nominee to run the USDA’s crop subsidy and… Continue reading The post Climate programs will be voluntary, incentive-based, says USDA nominee – July 30, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • USDA puts $67 million to new program for heirs’ property owners – July 29, 2021
    by The Farm Report on July 29, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    USDA puts $67 million to new program for heirs’ property owners The Department of Agriculture on Thursday will announce $67 million in funding for owners of heirs’ property, aiming to address a leading cause of land loss among Black and low-income farmers. “The key here is for it to work,”… Continue reading The post USDA puts $67 million to new program for heirs’ property owners – July 29, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • House panel approves $8.5 billion disaster bill for agriculture – July 28, 2021
    by The Farm Report on July 28, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    House panel approves $8.5 billion disaster bill for agriculture Responding to calamities that range from drought in the West to floods in the Southeast, the House Agriculture Committee approved an $8.5 billion disaster relief bill on Tuesday to cover farm and ranch losses in 2020 and this year. Producers would… Continue reading The post House panel approves $8.5 billion disaster bill for agriculture – July 28, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Committee clears Biden nominee Moffitt for vote in Senate – July 27, 2021
    by The Farm Report on July 27, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Committee clears Biden nominee Moffitt for vote in Senate Jennifer Moffitt, who would give farmers more leverage through USDA rules in dealing with meat processors, is one step away — a favorable vote in the Senate — from becoming agriculture undersecretary for marketing. Carbon credit market needs better standards –… Continue reading The post Committee clears Biden nominee Moffitt for vote in Senate – July 27, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • ERS: Nearly $58 billion to farmers in pandemic year – July 26, 2021
    by The Farm Report on July 26, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    ERS: Nearly $58 billion to farmers in pandemic year When crop insurance indemnities and unemployment benefits are counted, the government sent $57.7 billion to farm operations and farm households in 2020, while the pandemic sent the U.S. economy into recession, said a working paper by USDA economists. It was the… Continue reading The post ERS: Nearly $58 billion to farmers in pandemic year – July 26, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Party-line committee split may not halt vote on BLM nominee – July 23, 2021
    by The Farm Report on July 23, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Party-line committee split may not halt vote on BLM nominee President Biden’s choice to run the Bureau of Land Management will face a confirmation vote in the Senate without the committee endorsement given to nearly all nominees. After a heated debate that one senator called “a skunk fight,” the Senate… Continue reading The post Party-line committee split may not halt vote on BLM nominee – July 23, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Republicans oppose ag labor bill as ‘amnesty’ – July 22, 2021
    by The Farm Report on July 22, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Republicans oppose ag labor bill as ‘amnesty’ Senate Republicans threw up barriers on Wednesday to a House-passed bill that would give legal status to undocumented farmworkers and streamline the H-2A guestworker program. They called for action first to tighten control of the U.S.-Mexico border and vowed to vote against “amnesty”… Continue reading The post Republicans oppose ag labor bill as ‘amnesty’ – July 22, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • More pandemic aid on tap for agriculture, says Vilsack – July 21, 2021
    by The Farm Report on July 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    More pandemic aid on tap for agriculture, says Vilsack Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced up to $200 million in pandemic relief for loggers and timber haulers on Tuesday and said “there is more to come” for agriculture in the weeks ahead. Aid will include $700 million for biofuel producers and… Continue reading The post More pandemic aid on tap for agriculture, says Vilsack – July 21, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

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