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Ryan Mccrimmon


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Past articles by Ryan:

Biden isn’t banning meat, USDA chief says

Conservative lawmakers and commentators spread false claims that Biden’s recent pledge to curb greenhouse gas emissions included a proposal to cut red meat consumption by 90 percent. → Read More

Who is ‘essential’? Food and farm workers left in limbo in vaccine priorities

Labor advocates point to resistance from officials and other difficulties in getting food and farm workers to be prioritized. → Read More

Crunch time on coronavirus relief

First look: Rural 2020 group launches today — Your post-weekend refresher → Read More

Farm aid to launch after Memorial Day

Trump backs restaurants’ bid for looser loan rules — The Zoom fly-in for ethanol aid → Read More

No need to hoard: There’s plenty of food in the system

Industries adjust to pared-back hours and shoppers cause unexpected surges, but numbers point to plenty of supply. → Read More

Trump tries to bulldoze Europe’s ag barriers

Changing of the guard at food safety agency — The mounting coronavirus crisis → Read More

Trump teases more trade bailout money for farmers

USDA has already paid farmers more than $20 billion to offset their financial losses under Trump’s trade war. → Read More

Trump’s trade wars thrust farmers into desperation loans

Farmers have seen their net income plummet by half since 2013 and are now expected to hold nearly $427 billion in debt this year. → Read More

Trump administration to move USDA researchers to Kansas City area

Sonny Perdue said the relocation would improve customer service and save taxpayers $300 million over 15 years. → Read More

Trump readies up to $20B more in aid to rescue farmers from trade war

Some farmers left out of the aid last time were unhappy, and the USDA secretary said the department would consider the feedback received. → Read More

Economists flee Agriculture Dept. after feeling punished under Trump

Reports showing farmers hurt by the president’s policies have drawn the ire of top officials. → Read More

Farmers nearing crisis push back on Trump trade policies

Low prices, trade wars and higher interest rates are depressing farm incomes. → Read More

Trump offering farmers extra $4.9 billion in trade relief

The additional trade relief follows a $6.3 billion batch that USDA unveiled in August. → Read More

Farm bill deal blocks major GOP food-stamp overhaul

The big four agriculture leaders said in a joint statement they have agreed to a deal "in principle" and that they're waiting on final cost estimates and finalizing language. → Read More

Trump tariffs lead to bleak 2019 farm forecasts

Some farmers are already considering more loans to cover anticipated shortfalls for next year. → Read More

Farm bill crunch time

Poverty drops, slightly — What’s on the commodity purchase list — Trump’s ag negotiator takes heat on tariffs → Read More

Perdue plugs ag worker visa bill

NAFTA talks resume after Brussels break — Wheat growers question USDA aid formula — Tracking the trade aid money → Read More

Spending Cuts Package Faces Uncertain Senate Fate

A nearly $15 billion package of spending cuts is now in the Senate’s court after the House late Thursday voted 210-206 to pass the “rescissions” measure.Most Republicans voted to narrowly put the cuts package over the top, though there were 19 GOP defections. Democrats voted unanimously against the measure. → Read More

End of an Era on Senate Finance as Longtime Staffer Departs

Mark Prater, a fixture in tax policy figures on Capitol Hill for decades and chief tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, is retiring. → Read More

For GOP, Death of Manufacturing Loan Program Finally in Sight

One way or another, the Energy Department’s direct loan program for fuel-efficient car manufacturers looks destined for the chopping block. → Read More