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Farmers Brace For Lack Of Mexican Guest Workers

Reuters reports: U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in Mexico to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The expected restrictions on migrant workers come as Americans strip grocery stores bare in preparation for potential orders to quarantine. Starting on Wednesday, new applications …

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Trump Screams For More Socialist Bailouts To Farmers

The Washington Post reports: President Trump promised in an all-caps tweet Friday to provide additional bailout funding to American farmers if necessary, as questions arise over whether China’s purchases of agricultural products will fall short of what it pledged in the recently signed trade deal. The bailout was created by the Trump administration as a way to try to calm …

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Farm Bankruptcies At 8-Year High Despite Bailouts

Reuters reports: U.S. farm bankruptcy rates jumped 20% in 2019 – to an eight-year high – as financial woes in the U.S. agricultural economy continued in spite of massive federal bail-out funding, according to federal court data. According to data released this week by the United States Courts, family farmers filed 595 Chapter 12 bankruptcies in 2019, up from 498 …

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Trump To Roll Back Obama-Era Clean Water Rules

Austin’s NBC News affiliate reports: President Donald Trump told a crowd in downtown Austin that the finalized repeal of specific water rules will be complete in a few days. Leaders at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in downtown Austin have fought the Waterways of the U.S. rules for years and the President told them he’s about to deliver on …

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Farmers Warn Of Possible French Fry Shortage

Bloomberg News reports: Potato processors are rushing to buy supplies and ship them across North America in order to keep French fries on the menu after cold, wet weather damaged crops in key producers in the U.S. and Canada. Cool conditions started to hit growing regions in October, lashing potatoes with frost. Farmers in Alberta and Idaho were able to …

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WINNING: Farm Bankruptcies Up 24% Over Last Year

Wisconsin’s WHBY reports: The number of farms seeking bankruptcy protection grew 24% over the last year, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation analysis of recent federal court data. The analysis found farm bankruptcies are rising fastest in the Northwest. “We’ve seen low crop prices, low livestock prices for a number of years now,” said chief economist John Newton. “On …

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Corn Farmers: Trump Has “Slapped Us In The Face”

Via press release from a corn farming advocacy group: As harvest approaches after an extremely difficult year for agriculture, many Nebraska corn farmers are outraged by the Trump administration’s lack of support for the American farmer. President Trump’s administration continues to erode the Renewable Fuel Standards by granting 31 unjustified refinery waivers, destroying demand for corn and ultimately choosing to …

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Trump Brags About Trade Deal As Farmers Lose Money

ABC News reports: Pig prices are plunging – so, too, those of American soybeans. America’s heartland farmers, in states largely supportive of President Donald Trump, say they are starting to feel real financial pain from a tit-for-tat trade war Trump once promised will be “easy to win.” “We have loss of confidence in our products and we have loss of …

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Farmer Style

You might recall the Peterson Brothers from their viral hit earlier this year, I’m Farming And I Grow It. Ten million hits on the below clip in two weeks.

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