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Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in 20 Minnesota counties will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has…


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Creating havoc this week, landlords across the country were contacted via mail that a deadline for the Market Facilitation Program was fast approaching and that they needed to be signed up. A friendly reminder would be much welcomed in most…


This story was first featured in the January-February 2019 issue of Soybean Business. Click here to read the online version of the magazine. From unpredictable weather to tariffs to record low soybean prices to regulatory threats from St. Paul, farmers…


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About 25 percent of the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shut down at midnight last Friday after Congress and the Trump administration failed to reach a funding agreement. The Senate is scheduled to return to Washington this…


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The wait for a new farm bill is over. Finally. After nearly a year of legislative jockeying and infighting, the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law Thursday by President Donald Trump at a White House signing ceremony. “We’re here…


During a visit to the nation’s leading soybean export region in New Orleans, Joel Schreurs, a Lincoln County soybean and corn farmer, was elected vice chairman of the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) during the organization’s annual meeting. “The Soy Transportation…


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The Trump administration launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue confirmed Monday. “The President reaffirmed his…


The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) applauds a recent Administrative law judge court ruling by an administrative judge that prevents the signing of the ‘Nitrogen (N) Fertilizer Rule’ until at least the conclusion of the upcoming 2019 legislative session. “This decision…