Last November the U.S. Senate defeated an effort to put firm caps on commodity program payments. An issue that has been smoldering since then flared up this week when Senator Chuck Grassley announced USDA has put together a database that will allow farm
About 16 million acres under contracts for the Conservation Reserve Program are set to expire in 2007. Starting today, USDA will begin notifying eligible producers by mail that they may extend or re-enroll their contracts. General signup for CRP will beg
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced $2.8 billion in aid for victims of the 2005 hurricane season. Agricultural producers will receive $1.2 billion through various programs. The rest will go toward restoring homes and rural communities.