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Paycheck Protection Program Created Along With $2T Stimulus Package

On Friday, a $2 trillion stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) created the Paycheck Protection Program. The purpose of the Paycheck Protection Program is to help you retain your employees at their current base pay. If you keep all of your employees, the entirety of the loan will… Read More »

Equipment Dealers Association and its Regional Affiliate Members Praise the House of Representatives for Bi-Partisan Approval of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 20, 2019) – The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and its regional affiliate members praise the House of Representatives for passing the USMCA. The legislation ratifying the agreement passed on December 19, 2019, by a sweeping margin with 385 in favor and only 41 opposed. The Equipment Dealers Association has been vigorously… Read More »

Secretary Perdue Statement on Administrative Actions to Streamline H-2A Process

(Washington, D.C., September 20, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement highlighting actions announced by the Department of Labor (DOL) which will modernize the burdensome H2A visa process. First, DOL published a common-sense rule that eliminates the requirement to advertise a job opening in print newspapers instead shifting to advertising… Read More »

Volume of Prevented Plant Acres Could Hit Ag Equipment Sales

There’s little doubt that the volume of prevented plant acres will impact the sale of farm machinery for the remainder of 2019 and possibly into 2020. The effects of the poor planting weather that resulted in very late planting or prevented planting of corn and soybeans earlier this year throughout much of the Midwest is… Read More »

Secretary Perdue Announces Kansas City Region as Location for ERS and NIFA

Move puts ERS, NIFA closer to customers, expected to save nearly $300 million nominally (Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Kansas City Region. “Following… Read More »