Organizations en Strong interest in latest USDA sign-up for CRP enrollment <div class="field-byline"> By Karen McMahon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) remains popular. USDA received nearly 48,000 offers on more than 4.5 million acres of land for enrollment in the CRP. USDA will accept 3.9 million acres of the 4.5 million offered, according to an announcement made today by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business National USDA Fri, 25 May 2012 15:43:00 +0000 56521 at USDA seeks women, minority farmers for trade committees <div class="field-byline"> Source: Foreign Agricultural Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA wants to increase the diversity of its seven agricultural trade advisory committees by seeking farmers who represent a minority, are women or are disabled. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business USDA Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:00:00 +0000 51131 at Corn and soybean consumption coming up short <div class="field-byline"> By Todd Gleason, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The high price of row crop commodities has slowed the pace of consumption. There are indications that both soybean and corn consumption will fall short of the most recent USDA projections, according to a University of Illinois ag economist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ethanol Futures Import and Export Marketing and Promotion USDA Mon, 01 Aug 2011 17:50:00 +0000 49081 at