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Del Monte Foods closing Minnesota plant, cutting 360 jobs

Del Monte Foods Inc. announced plans to cut 363 jobs from its plant in Sleepy Eye, Minn., according to documents filed with Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development. In all, 69 f... Read More

‘Lights!’ ‘Camera!’ ‘Action!’ It’s Long Overdue

When I assumed the helm of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance in 2018, I have to admit that I had yet to awaken my inner Fellini. Certainly, there was a time in my life during which I enjoyed escaping reality with a good film, or better yet, fa... Read More

USCA Submits Comments Supporting BLM’s Targeted Grazing Project

On Wednesday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted comments in support of a project initiated by the Bureau of Land Management titled Targeted Grazing of Annual Grasses in the Great Basin Ecoregions in Nevada. The purpose o... Read More

Elanco to Acquire Bayer Animal Health

Elanco Animal Health has entered into a $7.6 billion agreement with Bayer to acquire its animal health business in a transaction valued at $7.6 billion. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, will double Elanco's companion animal b... Read More

FSA Announces Payment Acceptance of Debit Cards, AHC

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House or AHC, debit. FSA says paperless payment options allow customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement ... Read More

Delsing and Knobel elected chair and vice chair of Nebraska Wheat Board

Bob Delsing of Hemingford and Mark Knobel of Fairbury were elected chair and vice chair respectively of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) during the board’s most recent meeting. Both will serve in that capacity for a period of one year. Delsing is ... Read More

U.S. Dairy Seeks Swift Trade Deal with Japan

A coalition of U.S. dairy groups is urging the Trump administration to reach a trade agreement with Japan quickly. More than 70 dairy groups and companies sent a letter to Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ... Read More

Trump Allegedly Seeks to Lesson Blow from EPA Waivers

President Donald Trump this week asked cabinet members to appease farmers angry over small refinery waivers. Following a rash of blowback from ethanol and commodity groups, Trump held a meeting to find a solution. Representatives from the Departme... Read More

Study Shows Decrease in Poultry Antibiotics Use

A new report on antimicrobial use in broiler chicken and turkey farms shows antibiotics use has decreased from 93 to 17 percent since 2013. The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association announced the findings as part of its commitment to transparency and sust... Read More

NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for Dairy Margin Coverage as Deadline Approaches

ARLINGTON, VA – With one month left until the 2019 sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program closes, the National Milk Producers Federation urged all dairy farmers to enroll in the program, which guarantees a payout for cash-strapped producers... Read More

One of Nation's Largest Ethanol Companies Announces Job Cuts Coming

POET Cuts Production After RFS Waivers OMAHA (DTN) -- One of the nation's largest ethanol companies announced on Tuesday it will idle a 92-million-gallon plant in Cloverdale, Indiana, following EPA's decision to grant 31 new small-refinery wai... Read More