Thursday, April 9, 2020
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The nutrition labels on some foods have changed and will soon change on other foods to meet new USDA rules. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture officially announced the launch of federal hemp program, with the release of the program’s first draft of regulations.

The USDA released reports Aug. 12 confirming the historically-dire planting situation and correcting previous estimates.

Farmers can hay, graze or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept. 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity.

Compounding the poor planting season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced June 10 that unplanted acres will not qualify for 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments.

The USDA confirmed June 7 the discovery of genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants growing in an unplanted agricultural field in Washington state.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is moving forward with plans to relocate NIFA and ERS to the Kansas City, Mo., area despite broad opposition.

USDA Rural Development is giving 47 rural communities free technical assistance to help build long-term economic development plans.

FSA will accept applications for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program and will offer extensions for expiring contracts beginning June 3.

The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans.
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