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USDA Announces Regionalization Agreement with South Korea to Help Protect U.S. Trade During HPAI Detections

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an agreement with the government of South Korea that significantly reduces negative impacts on trade should another detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) occur in the ... Read More

Cranberries Targeted by EU in Trade Spat

The European Union classifies cranberries as a retaliation target in response to President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs. Bloomberg reports cranberries are among a basket of all-American goods, from peanut butter to bourbon whiskey and Harley ... Read More

Section 199A Fix 'Dilly, Dilly'

OMAHA (DTN) -- The two largest general farm organizations have a different take on what should happen with the Section 199A tax provision, but 77 separate businesses in 28 states also have written a letter to Congress calling on lawmakers to fix the ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces National Ag Week Visits

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman announced two days of activities and stops across Nebraska to celebrate National Ag Week.  During March 19 & 21, the Governor, NDA Director, and a... Read More

Cabinet Secretaries Testify On The President’s Proposal For Rebuilding Infrastructure In America

Five Cabinet Secretaries testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation regarding the President’s proposal for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: “The President’s propo... Read More

Smith Supports Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) spoke in favor of the biodiesel tax credit for domestic fuel production Wednesday in a Ways and Means Tax Subcommittee hearing on expired tax extenders.  Cal Meyer, Group Vice President and Chie... Read More

(Video) Farmers for Free Trade Launching $500,000 Ad Campaign on Trade

Farmers for Free Trade is gearing up for a half-million-dollar ad campaign for a new television ad warning against the aggressive trade policies of President Trump. Farmers for Free Trade says those policies make agriculture a prime target against tr... Read More

Bayer launches Young Beekeeper Award to recognize next generation of beekepers

TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.,  /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer today announced a nationwide call for the beekeeping industry's next generation of leaders, researchers and change-makers to apply for the Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award. Revamped for 2018,... Read More

USDA Under Secretary Remains Optimistic on Trade Despite Tariffs

While U.S. agriculture braces for possible retaliation against American tariffs on steel and aluminum, a USDA Under Secretary remains optimistic about the future of trade. says the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Affairs, T... Read More

Trump Wants China to Cut Trade Deficit by $100 Billion

The White House has asked China to come up with a plan that would cut $100 billion off the trade deficit it currently has with the U.S. An administration official says that would be a reduction of more than 25 percent from last year’s trade gap ... Read More

Farm Bureau: ACRE Act Stops Unintended Regulation of Farms

The newly introduced and bipartisan H.R. 5275, Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions (ACRE) Act would avoid unnecessary environmental reporting, which has been opposed by Republican and Democratic administrations alike. Reps. Billy Long (R-M... Read More

Iowa officials set new goals for helping monarch butterflies

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have set new goals for monarch butterfly habitat to help keep the insect from being listed as an endangered species. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to have... Read More

USDA: Ag disaster from drought in 4 states

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster because of recent drought in 25 Louisiana parishes , three Mississippi counties , 61 counties in Arkansas and 60 in Texas . Farmers and ranchers i... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Board announces board of director opening

LINCOLN, Neb – A directorship appointment for District 2 of the Nebraska Wheat Utilization, Development and Marketing Board (NWB) is open for appointment by Gov. Pete Ricketts. The new term will begin July 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2023. ... Read More