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USDA Invests More Than $1 Billion to Improve Health Care in Rural Areas

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA provided more than $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 to help improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural commu... Read More

Farm Groups React to House Passage of Tax Reform

Farm groups offered a mixed reaction to House passage of a tax reform package. The American Farm Bureau Federation called the action a “step closer to a tax code that works for all farmers and ranchers.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa... Read More

U.S. Farm Exports Hit Third Highest Level on Record

Agriculture exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The Department of Agriculture announced the... Read More

Focus Shifts to Senate Where Tax-Reform Battles Continue

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill. The bill passed with a 227-to-205 vote. President Donald Trump traveled to Capitol Hill ahead of the House vote Thursday morning ... Read More

Cattlemen: House-Passed Tax Bill

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and fourth-generation Nebraska cattle producer, today released the following statement in response to U.S. House approval of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “House approval ... Read More

Proposed bill would be detrimental to sugar beet growers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Nov. 7, introduced the “Sugar Policy Modernization Act,” in the House and Senate, which would overhaul the U.S. sugar program. Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) and Sens. Jeanne Shaheen... Read More

Fortenberry Statement on Introduction of Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act

(Lincoln, NE) – Last week, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. “I am pleased to offer exciting new leg... Read More

Monsanto, Farm Groups Suing California Over Glyphosate

Monsanto, along with U.S. farm groups, has filed a lawsuit against California aimed at stopping the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate. California recently added glyphosate, a component of Roundup, to the state... Read More

Farm Bureau Seeks End to Organic Livestock Rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation is seeking full withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule, now delayed until January. AFBF President Zippy Duvall this week in a statement said the rule “has been about pushing an agenda r... Read More

A Hold on CERCLA and EPCRA Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste at Farms

A new livestock emissions reporting rule was set to take effect on Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked a federal court to stay the rule to allow the agency to help farmers prepare to comply.  The EPA yesterday posted on their w... Read More

Nebraska students travel to Taiwan

LINCOLN — Two Nebraska high school seniors are traveling to Taiwan next week to represent the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) as part of a student exchange program. Selected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), the students... Read More