The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens

FSA releases office closure hearing dates, faces pressure

As the Farm Service Agency released a schedule of dates for hearings on plans to close county offices around the country, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, sent Agriculture Secretary Vilsack a letter this week asking him to provide a rationale for the closure of offices in Ohio and an assurance that farmers would continue to get the same level of service. Read More...

USDA announces $308 million in disaster aid

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $308 million in disaster assistance to help farmers, landowners, communities and others recover and rebuild after flooding, drought, tornadoes and other natural disasters in 33 states and Puerto Rico. Read More...