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Senate Ag Committee Announces Consideration of USDA Nominations

The Senate Agriculture Committee will consider three Department of Agriculture nominations later this month. The Committee will consider the nominations of Mindy Brashears, Naomi Earp, and Scott Hutchins. The hearing was announced by Chairman Pat ... Read More

60 Groups Urge Congress to Protect USDA Agencies from Reorganization

60 farm and food groups, along with others, are urging Congress to block a proposed move of Department of Agriculture agencies out of the Washington, D.C. area. The group penned a letter to leaders of the House and Senate agricultural appropriations ... Read More

Incoming House Majority Demanding USMCA Changes

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, key party leaders in the chamber are demanding changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The USMCA, an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement, is expected to ... Read More

Field to Market, Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announce new capability for farmers to quantify stewardship

DENVER/PRNewswire/ -- Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announced the forthcoming availability of Field to Market's sustainability metrics within the new Truterra™ Insights Engine from Land O'Lakes ... Read More

K-State researchers evaluate effects of dicamba on non-resistant soybeans

Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans: The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that was seen in some of the state’s fields the... Read More

Landlord-Tenant Farmland Rent Meeting

Those interested in learning about current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations should make plans to attend this upcoming land management meeting. The workshop is based on the topic, “Managing Agri... Read More

Sivits column: Soybean Cyst Nematode Sampling

 Most all of the soybean acres in Nebraska have been harvested and while some folks are still working on corn, others are done and are focusing on fieldwork. One thing soybean producers might want to consider at this point is sampling for soybean cy... Read More

Anhydrous Leads Fertilizer Prices Higher

Retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the first week of November show the continued trend of higher prices. Anhydrous prices increased 6%, or $29/ton, from last month, with retail prices averaging $517/ton. Prices are 27% higher than las... Read More

NACSAA Readies Push for New Round  of Ag Recommendations at COP24

With the latest round of global climate talks set to take place in Katowice, Poland, in a few weeks, the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA), a farmer-led platform launched by SfL in 2015 to promote adaptation and sustainable fa... Read More

Agricultural Production from the High Plains Aquifer Is Worth Over $3 billion per Year

Recent research (Garcia, Fulginiti and Perrin, 2018) has shown that the extra agricultural production from irrigation across the High Plains Aquifer (HPA) was worth about $3.5 billion in 2007, $2 billion of which was produced in Nebraska. The aquifer... Read More

69,000+ attend National FFA Convention & Expo

INDIANAPOLIS — The 91st National FFA Convention & Expo concluded on Saturday, Oct. 27 with the announcement that the organization set an attendance record of 69,944 for the 2018 event. The National FFA Convention & Expo is a time-honored t... Read More

Roberts Could Seek Another Senate Term

The next farm bill is the top priority for Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts as many begin speculating if he will make another bid for his Senate seat in two years. Roberts, who has chaired both the House Agriculture Committee and the Senate Ag... Read More

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods ... Read More

Little Room for Farm Bill in Lame Duck

The prospect of getting a farm bill finished in the lame duck session appears low, as there is much the conference committee must agree on. Lawmakers returned to work this week with a busy lame duck session in store, and a farm bill full of disagr... Read More