USDA Awards Trade Funding

July 25, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced $100 million in foreign market development funding through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program. The program is part of USDA’s efforts to offset the damage suffered by the farm sector …

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UEP Brings Animal Health Concerns to House Ag Panel

July 25, 2019

The biggest challenges to animal agriculture “come from sources we can’t see,” namely the microorganisms that carry avian influenza, virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) and other animal health threats, a California egg producer told members of …

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House Approves Agriculture Appropriations Bill

June 27, 2019

On Tuesday, the House approved, 227-194, the second appropriations package, H.R. 3055. The five-bill minibus provides $383.3 billion in spending authority for the Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-HUD FY 2020 appropriations bills. …

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Trump Threatens New Tariffs on Mexico

June 6, 2019

Saying Mexico must do more to stem the flow of Central American migrants across the U.S. border, President Trump announced he would use emergency powers to impose a five percent tariff on all imports from …

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House Subcommittee Releases Ag Appropriations Report

June 6, 2019

On June 4, the full House Appropriations Committee met to mark up the FY 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $24.31 billion in discretionary funding, …

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