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USDA has spent $4.1 billion on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program and another $21 billion in aid to farmers. Members of Congress on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion aid package to address some of the economic challenges facing businesses, the unemployed, health care and schools, among others. (Photo courtesy of USDA)
Posted by Chris Clayton

A $908 billion aid package that would include $26 billion for nutrition programs and agricultural aid is being pitched by both members of the House and Senate to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and provide some stop-gap aid through the winter.

World & Policy


Wall Street kicked off December with more milestones Tuesday after a broad rally for stocks pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs.

Farm Life

National Turkey Federation President Ron Kardel, an Iowa producer, is surrounded by his family at a news conference at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Monday to introduce the turkeys he raised. (The Hagstrom Report photo by Jerry Hagstrom)
Posted by Jerry Hagstrom

Iowa-raised turkeys Corn and Cob will be presented to President Donald Trump on Tuesday for a pardoning ceremony.

What DTN Is Watching

After broad losses in the grain sector Monday, traders will be checking the latest weather forecasts for South America and any trade news that develops. ISM's index of U.S. manufacturing is due out at 9 a.m. CST and will be compared to similar indices for other countries. USDA's Fats and Oils report will have an update of soybean crush at 2 p.m. CST.


Light to moderate snow is in store for portions of the eastern Midwest Tuesday, mainly in Ohio. This snow will disrupt the final stage of corn harvest. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere. The pattern turns stormier in the Plains with snow during Wednesday.