Agri-Pulse

Agri-Pulse


Sara Wyant & team tweet about happenings on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in farm, food, rural policy and energy. Get a free trial to A-P newsletter on our website

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Farm groups are pledging to work with whomever President-elect Joe Biden picks for agriculture secretary and are steering clear of announcing a favorite for the position.

New USDA income figures paint a more complete picture of the financial outlook for producers this year. More on that, an update on ethanol exports and a major hurdle cleared for an ag innovation in today's #APDriveTime . 

With farmers under pressure to cut their environmental footprint, global agribusiness giants as well as small tech startups are rushing to come up with ways to slash farm pollutants and make it possible for producers to cash in on carbon credits.

Advocates say the Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect program is working when it comes to building out high-speed internet technology into rural America, but say higher speeds and more government funding will be needed in the years ahead.

Earlier this year, Germany faced a $1 billion loss in access to pork export markets after a single case of African Swine Fever (ASF) was detected in a wild boar. But the same threat could have an impact on the United States.

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BREAKING: Senate approves farm bill in 87-13 vote.

Senate CONFIRMS Bill Northey to be USDA undersecretary for farm and conservation programs, by voice vote. Todd @SenToddYoung  made motion

Agri-Pulse has learned that the payment rate for #soybean  #farmers  has been preliminarily proposed at $1.65 per bushel and 1 cent per bushel for #corn  farmers.

House votes 306-117 to pass GMO labeling measure. WH says President Obama will sign the bill. Majority of both Rs and Ds vote in favor.

Perdue: Anything you can do to help 4-H, FFA is “money well repaid many times over.” Will help address issue of aging farming population.

House passes farm bill, 213-211

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