Posted on March 30, 2020Under some new waivers granted by the State Department, new visa applicants for H-2A and H-2B workers can get their visas approved without requiring in-person interviews. When embassies and consulate offices announced earlier this month they would stop in-person visa interviews, that risked curbing the number of H-2A workers farmers could bring into the U.S. this year.
Posted on March 30, 2020After the trade dispute with China began, the planting choice favored corn over soybeans. In 2020, the better odds for a higher return have now shifted back to soybeans.
Posted on March 30, 2020The House passed the CARES Act by unanimous consent Friday. The legislation has nearly $2.2 trillion in aid, including $14 billion that would boost USDA's Commodity Credit Corp., and provide a specific aid set aside for livestock producers, dairy farmers and farmers who sell directly at farmers markets or sell to other businesses affected by the shutdown.
Posted on March 27, 2020The Progressive Farmer Reader Insights survey has been professionally designed to measure growers' overall experience and satisfaction with the equipment lines powering the productivity of their farms and ranches. The first category to be surveyed is tractors.
Posted on March 27, 2020USDA announced Thursday more than 3.4 million acres will go into the Conservation Reserve Program, which is allowed to go up to 24.5 million acres this year.
Posted on March 27, 2020With planting underway or just around the corner, farms are making changes to help combat the spread of COVID-19. DTN experts offered suggestions and updates in a recent webinar.
Posted on March 26, 2020Meet the Iowa farmer who refused to be beat by an unseen pest. He used an inquisitive nature, a little persuasion and, most importantly, yield maps to eventually "unmask" once-mysterious villains, soybean cyst nematodes.
Posted on March 26, 2020As part of the deal struck between congressional leaders and the Trump administration, more funding would go to USDA's Commodity Credit Corp., and provide a specific aid set aside for livestock producers, dairy farmers and farmers who sell directly at farmers markets or sell to other businesses impacted by the shutdown.
Posted on March 25, 2020While the physical celebrations and events in Washington, D.C., have been cancelled, there's still plenty to celebrate about the importance of farmers, ranchers and the agriculture industry during National Ag Day.