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Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

3/31/2020

We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to the COVID-19, or new coronavirus, outbreak.

Stimulus package offers help for ag

3/30/2020

Provisions in the $2 trillion package earmark nearly $25 billion for agriculture to counter the effects of the pandemic.

Reynolds asks farmers to donate masks and other protective gear to aid health providers

3/30/2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is asking farmers and all Iowans to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to their local emergency management offices.

No appeal on biofuel waiver ruling

3/30/2020

The lack of an appeal was a victory for biofuel backers, but poor demand forcing cutbacks.

Today’s crisis would be worse without Borlaug

3/30/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives, filled hospitals and caused plenty of upheaval around the world.

Planting outlook improved over last year

3/30/2020

Reduced snow cover and warmer soils lead to more favorable conditions going into spring, although flooding risk remains.

Farmland values hold firm since harvest

3/30/2020

Iowa farmland prices held steady over the past six months, according to an Iowa Realtors Land Institute (RLI) survey released last week.

USDA approves Iowa's industrial hemp plan

3/30/2020

Farmers can start applying for license to grow hemp beginning April 1.

Temporary waiver issued for pesticide  applicator renewals

3/30/2020

The deadline for pesticide ap­­plicators to renew their certifications has been waived by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Chinese pork imports jump

3/30/2020

China’s imports see big jump in the wake of African swine fever and COVID-19.

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