Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture


Cattle on Feed Report: Higher Inventory, Lower Placements

November 24, 2020 | Newsline

The latest Cattle on Feed Report shows a decline in placements and an increase in inventory. Micheal Clements shares how the data from the Department of Agriculture impacts livestock markets.
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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to Cost Less This Year

November 19, 2020 | Newsline

The Annual Thanksgiving price survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows lower prices for a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. Micheal Clements shares the data behind the decline.
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Data Shows H-2A Final Rule Provides Stability for Farmers

November 17, 2020 | Newsline

New data released by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows a recent final rule regarding H-2A wages gives farmers and farm laborers much needed stability.
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New Survey Finds Increased Trust in Farmers, Approval of Sustainability Practices

November 13, 2020 | Newsline

A recently released survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau suggests that a majority of Americans believe farmers and ranchers are feeding the world in a sustainable way. Chad Smith has more on the survey’s results.
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Farm Bureau Patriot Project Helps Veterans Become Successful Farmers

November 9, 2020 | Newsline

The Patriot Project by the American Farm Bureau Federation helps veterans transition from military service to careers in agriculture. As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day, Micheal Clements shares how the project works.
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Higher Fall Crop Prices Trigger Harvest Option for Corn, Soybeans and Cotton

November 5, 2020 | Newsline

Higher crop prices this fall have increased the payout of crop insurance coverage for corn, soybeans and cotton covered by the revenue protection policy. Micheal Clements shares what this means for farmers.
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H-2A Final Rule Gives Farmers Predictability, Stability

November 3, 2020 | Newsline

The final H-2A rule announced this week by the Department of Labor gives farmers predictability in farm employee wages. Micheal Clements shares how farmworker wages will be handled moving forward.
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EPA Dicamba Decision Provides Farmers Certainty

October 29, 2020 | Newsline

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the registration of three dicamba herbicides this week.
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China Increasing Purchases of U.S. Farm Commodities

October 27, 2020 | Newsline

New data released last week shows China is continuing to purchase more U.S. farm commodities.
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AFBF Encourages Rural America to Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 22, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation encourages rural resident to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday.
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