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Farmers and Private Property Rights | Supreme Court will hear union trespassing case

Farmers and Private Property Rights | Supreme Court will hear union trespassing case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge to a California law that allows employee unions to trespass on private property. California law requires agriculture producers to open their property and businesses to union activists, which disrupts their business operations and takes their property without compensation.  Early one morning in 2015, hundreds […]

Community Rallies to Help Harvest Soybeans as Farmer Recovers From Triple Bypass Surgery

Community Rallies to Help Harvest Soybeans as Farmer Recovers From Triple Bypass Surgery

BY LOUISE BEVAN When an urgent heart surgery prevented a Minnesota farmer from harvesting his soybeans, his supportive farming community couldn’t see his crops go to waste. Thus, 40 farmers put their own work on hold and stepped up to help their friend. At first, Mike Hanen, from near the town of Milan, was reticent to […]

Trump Announces Rules for $19 Billion In Pandemic Relief to Farmers

Trump Announces Rules for $19 Billion In Pandemic Relief to Farmers

BY TOM OZIMEK   President Donald Trump announced rules on Tuesday for a $19 billion pandemic relief package to farmers, who can start signing up next week for direct federal aid. Speaking at a podium flanked by tables stacked with fruits and vegetables in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Trump shared details of the U.S. Department […]

Trump Announces $19 Billion Relief Program for Farmers, Ranchers

Trump Announces $19 Billion Relief Program for Farmers, Ranchers

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY President Donald Trump on Friday announced a $19 billion relief program for those in the agriculture industry who are economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Food Assistance Program includes $16 billion in direct payments to farmers, ranchers and producers, and $3 billion for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and […]

USDA Calls for Direct Payments to Farmers Hit by Pandemic

USDA Calls for Direct Payments to Farmers Hit by Pandemic

BY TOM OZIMEK Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Fox News on Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to provide direct relief payments to farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We want to have direct payments to farmers, but more importantly, we want to purchase as much of this milk or other protein products, hams […]

Trump Admin To Undo ‘Oppressive’ Obama-Era Water Regulation

Trump Admin To Undo ‘Oppressive’ Obama-Era Water Regulation

AMBER ATHEY WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT   The Trump administration is officially rolling back an Obama-era environmental rule that threatened farmers and other landowners with significant fines or jail time if they failed to comply with onerous regulations on waterways. The Clean Water Rule, more commonly referred to as the “Waters of the US” rule or […]

G7 Surprise: Donald Trump Announces Trade Deal In Principle Agreement with Japan

G7 Surprise: Donald Trump Announces Trade Deal In Principle Agreement with Japan

By CHARLIE SPIERING   President Donald Trump announced a new trade deal in principal with Japan on Sunday, during the G7 summit of world leaders in France. “This is a tremendous deal for the United States,” Trump said after announcing the deal with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “It’s a, really, tremendous deal for our farmers and […]

Rural America is Going Bust as Farm Bankruptcies Soar

Rural America is Going Bust as Farm Bankruptcies Soar

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter .’ U.S. farmers are filing for Chapter 12 bankruptcy at the highest rate in at least a decade as agriculturists feel pressure from trade wars and low commodity prices, The Wall Street Journal reported in February. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals processed twice as many bankruptcy files from farmers in 2018 […]

Farmers thought they had 20 years to use groundwater as they wished — maybe not anymore

Farmers thought they had 20 years to use groundwater as they wished — maybe not anymore

BY DALE KASLER [email protected] California farmers are laboring under a daunting edict: They must stop over-pumping groundwater from beneath their ranches. The saving grace is that state law gives them more than 20 years to do it. Now, however, a landmark court ruling could force many farmers to curb their groundwater consumption much sooner than that, landing like […]

Federal Judge Flips Trump Order, Reinstates Obama’s WOTUS (Waters of the US) Rule

Federal Judge Flips Trump Order, Reinstates Obama’s WOTUS (Waters of the US) Rule

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . A federal judge in South Carolina issued an injunction against the Trump administration Thursday, lifting a stay on an Obama-era rule that expanded federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule in 2015, giving the agency the authority to […]

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