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Relief available for flood victims

| May 15, 2017

(Washington, D.C., May 15, 2017) (PRESS RELEASE) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that were affected by the recent severe storms and flooding that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters.

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Will there be advantages to bringing Farm Service Agencies under one umbrella?

| May 15, 2017

OMAHA (DTN) — The former head of the Farm Service Agency under the Obama administration is among those supporting at least parts of the USDA reorganization plan rolled out last week by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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Extension for Pesticide Applicators Rule granted by Administrator Pruitt

| May 15, 2017

MISSOURI — A 12-month extension has been issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, for the implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticide Applicators rule. The extension comes after feedback was received that more time and resources are needed to prepare for compliance with the rule. According to a […]

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U.S. exports vary greatly, with cotton leading the pack

| May 15, 2017

The Economic Research Service (ERA) studied the export share of different U.S. commodities between 2013 and 2015 and the percentages varied greatly.

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Natural Resources Conservation Service set to aide Missouri flood victims

| May 12, 2017

MISSOURI (news release) — The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is gearing up to provide assistance to Missouri communities and landowners affected by flooding.

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NEWSMAKER — Over the river and through the woods, to bear country we go

| May 12, 2017

Residents of Missouri are gearing up for vacation season and as they do the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering safety tips on how to stay bear-aware.

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Reorganization proposal for USDA announced Thursday

| May 12, 2017

The proposal marks the first major reorganization at USDA since 1994.

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Secretary Perdue to reveal reorganized USDA today

| May 11, 2017

Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Cincinnati today to make a big announcement regarding the reorganization of the USDA.

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NCBA visits Missouri, discusses latest concerns

| May 11, 2017

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Update, which was held in Mexico, Mo., highlighted topics such as international beef trade, government affairs, and market volatility.

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