Disaster Programs a Must for Southeast Specialty Crop Producers

Jim Rogers Specialty Crops, USDA, Weather

By Clint Thompson Specialty crop producers are always at risk for natural disasters in the Southeast. Especially in the late summer and early fall when conditions are ripe for a potential hurricane or severe thunderstorm, growers need to be prepared. Adam Rabinowitz, Alabama Extension economist, discusses the importance of government-assistance programs. “I think in particular in this area we experience …

Round Two of Trade Mitigation Payments Coming From USDA

Dan Cooper Trade

The second round of trade mitigation payments will be coming to aid farmers and ranchers affected by the trade retaliation from other countries.  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made the announcement today after being authorized by President Donald Trump.  It will be the final round of trade mitigation payments that were originally announced back in July in response to …