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03/27/2020
USDA Gets Broad Authority for COVID-19 Aid
The House on Friday approved the Senate's $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The bill gives USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue broad authority to use additional ag funding to assist cattlemen, dairy producers, produce growers and others amidst the pandemic according to Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wie
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03/20/2020
Ag Pushes for Provisions in COVID-19 Aid Package
As Congress rushes to find agreement on a trillion-dollar plus COVID-19 aid package, ag groups are pushing for assistance for the cattle and ethanol industries among others. Jim Wiesemeyer has the latest details on the talks and the impacts of coronavirus on agriculture in this week's DC Signal to N
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03/13/2020
How Coronavirus is Impacting Ag
How Coronavirus is Impacting Ag
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03/03/2020
How Coronavirus Impacts Rates, China Phase 1, Inputs and More
The worldwide coronavirus outbreak prompted the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by half a percent on Tuesday. It's just the latest in a growing snowball of events resulting from the virus spread. As Pro Farmer's Jim Wiesemeyer and Farm Journal's John Herath discuss, the outbreak is impacting t
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02/21/2020
Trump Says Probably to MFP 3.0
A third year of tariff aid payments seems all but assured after President Donald Trump tweeted support for continuation of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). The DC Signal to Noise regulars: Jim Wiesemeyer, John Herath and Anna-Lisa Laca, are joined by Roger Bernard of IHS Markit to look at the
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02/17/2020
A Wake Up Call in a Bag of Dead Chickens
News that a bag of dead birds was seized from a passenger arriving in the U.S. from China raised a number of red flags for Cong. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) who is in the rare position of sitting on both the Agriculture and Intelligence Committees in the House. What scares the congressman is what we don'
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01/31/2020
Does Court SRE Ruling Open Door for RFS Fix?
The battle over small refinery exemptions (SREs) to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) ratcheted up last week as the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down exemptions that were granted in 2016. Could that open the door to all 31 exemptions granted so far to the ethanol blending requirements being
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01/24/2020
Farmers Will Need MFP 3.0. Will They Get It?
Ag leaders and economists plan to go to USDA next month armed with data on why farmers will need another Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in 2020, according to Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer. Despite the signing of the Phase One trade deal with China, it will take a significant amount of
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01/17/2020
What We're Hearing About Trade Deal With India
Pro Farmer's Jim Wiesemeyer broke the news Friday that the White House is in negotiations for President Donald Trump to travel to India in the coming weeks, possible to sign a mini trade deal. In this week's DC Signal to Noise podcast we break down what could be in that potential trade deal and how
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01/16/2020
Signal to Noise Extra: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on Phase One Deal
In a Signal to Noise extra, AgDay TV's Clinton Griffiths talks with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue following the signing of the Phase One trade deal with China.Secretary Perdue says purchases of U.S. ag products should start in days, not weeks or months. He also confirms that the third tranche of Marke
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01/10/2020
Ag to Push for Third MFP Payment
Ag leaders will make a push for USDA to release the third round of Market Facilitation Program Payments next month according to Pro Farmer Policy Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer. As he reports in this week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast, ag leaders will make their pitch directly to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue
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12/27/2019
S-N-Special-Episode-Outlook-Moore
Special episode - 2020 policy outlook with Dale Moore of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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12/27/2019
S-N-Special-Episode-Outlook-Hoeven
Special episode 2020 policy outlook with Senator John Hoeven.
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12/27/2019
S-N-Special-Episode-Outlook-Johnson
Policy outlook for 2020 with National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson.
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12/27/2019
S-N-Special-Episode-Outlook-Wiesemeyer
Special 2020 policy outlook with Pro Farmer Policy Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer.
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12/24/2019
S-N-Special-Episode-Outlook-Doud
An in-depth look back at the trade negotiations completed in 2019 and a look forward to trade priorities for 2020 with U.S. Chief Ag Trade Negotiator Gregg Doud.
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12/20/2019
Will Iowa Be Happy With RFS Plans?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week unveiled its final rule on the Renewable Fuels Standard, and it drew immediate ire from biofuels groups and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer says those groups are missing some of the details of the plan and that
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12/13/2019
Despite Impeachment, President Trump Had a Good Week
In a week where President Donald Trump had articles of impeachment filed against him, the president had a surprisingly good week legislatively. His marquis piece of legislation, the U.S., Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) is finally moving to a vote, there were steps forward in China trade, and there
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12/06/2019
Will There Be Movement on Trade Before the End of 2019
As Congress looks to wrap up work before Christmas, there are a number of huge issues looming in addition to impeachment. In this week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast, Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer breaks down the odds for movement on China trade talks; the U.S., Mexico, Canada Agreement, a
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11/22/2019
Impeachment Takes a Toll on USMCA
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) this week said a vote on the U.S., Canada, Mexico agreement will likely slide into 2020. Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesmeyer said the delay is a sign that impeachment hearings are taking a toll on progress in Washington.There is a glimmer of hope, however, f
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11/15/2019
Live From Milk Business Conference in Las Vegas
Dean Foods filed for bankruptcy this week. That was quickly followed by reports that Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) would seek to purchase many of the dairy processor's assets. In this week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast, Editor of Farm Journal's MILK, Anna-Lisa Laca and Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim
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11/08/2019
Signal to Noise Extra: Sen. Hoeven and Under Secretary Northey
USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey visited North Dakota Friday and brought with him a disaster declaration for 47 of the state's 53 counties. During the visit, Northey and Senator John Hoeven checked in with DC Signal to Noise to talk about the declaration, the ch
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11/08/2019
House Ag Chair Exclusive: USMCA Vote Next Week?
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) joins the DC Signal to Noise Podcast for an extended discussion of continued Market Facilitation Program payments, the fight over renewable fuels, a rebound in the dairy industry, the home stretch for a U.S., Canada, Mexico Agreement and
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11/01/2019
Conaway: MFP Payments Must Flow - Biofuel Growth Must Be Market Driven
In an exclusive interview with Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer, House Agriculture Committee ranking member Cong. Mike Conaway (R-TX) says that rounds two and three of the Market Facilitation Program payments must flow to farmers in November and January.In the interview featured in this week
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