The fight over funding for the Commodity Credit Corp. has ramped up in
rhetoric as Republicans say farm bill programs are at risk if the fund isn't
topped off in a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. Democrats
say the fund is increasingly being used for political purposes, such as
President Donald Trump announcing a new $14 billion aid program at a campaign
rally in Wisconsin.
4^Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up
Corn was 8% harvested and soybeans were 6% as of Sunday, Sept. 20. U.S.
corn was rated 61% in good-to-excellent condition, and soybeans were rated 63%
good to excellent.
BUSDA Weekly Crop Progress Report
Two federal lawmakers expressed concerns about the recent direction of
ad-hoc funding, in light of the COVID-19 economic shutdown.
BLawmakers Concerned About Ag Funding
The 2020 spring wheat crop fared better than the 2019 crop, but yields
varied on timing of planting.
FCash Market Moves
EPA outlines a number of mitigation measures, mostly focused on turf
applications, for atrazine and two other related herbicides.
BInterim Measures for Atrazine Completed