USDA Delays Deadline for Farmer Aid to Offset Tariff Losses

January 12, 2019 10:18 am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers already reeling from low prices and uncertainty amid the nation’s trade dispute with China are welcoming a decision to extend a deadline for federal aid because of the partial government shutdown. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Tuesday announced the Agriculture Department would extend...

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Investors, farmers guessing as shutdown delays crop reports

January 7, 2019 10:18 am

DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports because of the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. The USDA had planned to release the closely...

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