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Guidance for Livestock Markets to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Virus

With COVID-19 spreading across the state and nation, Governor Pete Ricketts has issued guidelines to slow the spread of the virus. Under those guidelines, Nebraskans need to implement improved persona... Read More

Ranking Member Stabenow Statement on the Third Bipartisan Coronavirus Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, late Wednesday night issued the following statement after the Senate passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econom... Read More

New Agri-Pulse poll shows strong support for Trump in farm country, despite economic woes

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 – Farmers and ranchers’ support for President Donald Trump has grown despite sluggish exports and their own worries about their financial condition as the economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 has developed, accor... Read More

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided through USDA’s Housing Preserv... Read More

Implementation of China Agreement Continues

Implementation of the Phase One Agreement continues, according to the Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office. In a news release Tuesday, the two announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-rel... Read More

Gov. Ricketts, Ag Leaders, and Healthcare CEOs Discuss COVID-19 Response in Nebraska

LINCOLN – Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts joined with Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman and Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson to discuss the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response in rural Nebraska.  The Gover... Read More

USDA Service Centers Taking Precautions to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Lincoln, Nebraska– U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Beginning Monday, March 23, USDA Service Centers in Nebraska will conti... Read More

Peterson: Agriculture and Food “Absolutely Critical” in Fighting Pandemic

WASHINGTON– House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson welcomed the designation of agriculture, including food production, distribution, and retail, as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security in an announcement made... Read More

USDA now undecided on challenging judge's food stamps ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department is backing off its statement that it would appeal a court decision blocking changes to the food stamp program that would have resulted in hundreds of thousand of people losing benefits. U.S. District ... Read More

Coronavirus Bill Includes Nutrition Provisions

The first approved coronavirus bill includes several nutrition provisions. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Donald Trump Wednesday. Among other things, the legislation provides more than $1 billion t... Read More

Rep. Axne Joins Biofuels Caucus in Urging Administration to Uphold Court Ruling on Ethanol Waivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Biofuels Caucus, joined a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump urging his administration to forgo an appeal of the 10th Cir... Read More