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This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on county farmland rental rates, proposed changes to Bt corn, heribicide updates, Enlist Duo registration update, October insect scouting tips, pesticide applicator training, UMD winter production meetings, New...More info
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on cereal forage cover crop vartiety trials, winter forage options, farmland rental rates, soil health grant, CFAP deadline, private applicator pesticide exam, 2020 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School, corn...More info
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on COVID-19, PPE shortages, USDA CFAP aid, herbicide resistance management, insect scouting, dicamba registration update, 2020 wheat disease observations, 2020 corn and soybean recommendations, MDA pesticide container recycling...More info

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Resources are Now Available

Combine harvesting corn.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
USDA has recently announced a new program to provide assistance to growers and livestock producers who aced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. The new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will begin to signup on May 26 and close on August 28th. See https://www...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP): What Dairy and Beef Producers Need to Know

Photo of a dairy farm
Background: The USDA CFAP Program has allocated $16 billion in funds for direct payments to farmers to help with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are derived from two sources: the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)...
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