McMorris Rodgers: Eastern Washington’s Economy Needs USDA To Act

As farmers and ranchers wait for the USDA to approve assistance to rebound from the drought, wildfires and extreme heat in both 2020 and 2021, the delay is hurting those outside of the farming community. That according to eastern Washington representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has joined other lawmakers from the Evergreen State calling on […]

NMPF: More Help Needed For Dairy Farmers

Current federal aid programs announced earlier this month to dairy farmers are considered good first steps in helping them navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related demand issues, but more will be needed, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. The Washington Ag Network’s Michael Clements has more. If you have a story idea for […]

White House Announces $19B To Help Farmers

On Friday, President Trump announced that help is on its way to assist farmers devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. “The Department of Agriculture will be implementing a 19 billion dollar relief program for our great farmers and ranchers as they cope with the fallout of the global pandemic,” President Trump announced. “Very honored to be […]

Difference Between Short-term & Long-term Programs

Ken Isley is the the USDA’s Administrator for Foreign Agricultural Service.  At a recent House subcommittee hearing to discusses how the Agency has programs that are designed to by short-term disaster relief, and how they are different than programs designed for more mid to long-term assistance.  So, what is the difference between those short term […]

Perdue: MFP Details Expected Next Week

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said he is days away from announcing details on the $16 billion Market Facilitation Program which is aimed at helping farmers who are suffering from trade losses.  He said while the USDA originally anticipated having details out Friday [today], he’ll have to push that back to next week. He added MFP […]