D.C. regulatory updates

March 18, 2021

CFAP still on hold On day one, the Biden Administration halted the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to conduct a review. The February 26 deadline was eliminated, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has …

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Key officials for agriculture advance, not yet confirmed

February 18, 2021

Three officials who will fill posts critical to U.S. agriculture appear virtually certain to be confirmed but have not been yet, in part because of the just-concluded impeachment trial in the senate. Former Secretary of …

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Cornerstone 2021 agriculture outlook

November 19, 2020

After nearly a week of awaiting election results, former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared President-Elect. Democrats will likely retain control of the House, although with a narrowed majority, and the Senate will await …

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USDA Announces MFP Payments

February 6, 2020

This week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the third and final portion of the second round of payments from the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). These are the final 25% of payments due under MFP. This …

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U.S. signs USMCA

January 23, 2020

President Trump signed USMCA following Thursday’s overwhelming approval in the Senate. The Senate voted 89-10 to pass the agreement. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY.), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse …

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