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As farmers debated the accuracy of planted acres and crop conditions in yesterday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demands Estimates (WASDE) report, livestock producers anxiously watched for changes

A planned relocation of two of USDA research agencies from the D.C. to Kansas City is billed as a cost saver, but it feels more like a way to minimize their work and muzzle their personnel.The recent

(Bloomberg) -- Sonny Perdue may be a champion of agriculture and agribusinesses in all its forms. But even he isn’t immune to the lure of the vegan Impossible Burger.On Thursday, the U.S. Secretary

A week ago, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the relocation of the Economic Research Service (ERS) to Kansas City.  I thought this was a great decision.  Kansas City is in the heart o

President Donald Trump remains in U.S. farmers’ good graces, according to the latest Farm Journal Pulse survey, despite an ongoing trade war with China and a 2019 average net-farm income that is pro

USDA wants to hear from the livestock industry regarding potential changes to priority in livestock dealer default situations. The comment period is open through June 24.While most people agree produc

As USDA worked to craft a second year of tariff aid payments under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) they faced two significant challenges: a significant pushback from corn growers who feel they w

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

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) launched an interactive website that provides livestock producers with important information. Th

Last week the USDA published to great anticipation the 2017 Ag Census. Ag media were full of colorful charts, tables of numbers, and thoughtful analysis. This will continue as economists, demographers