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Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule

European lawmakers say that plant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labeled “sausages” or “burgers.” The EU parliament on Friday rejected proposals backed by meat i... Read More

USDA issues $1.68 billion in CRP payments

The Department of Agriculture is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. Announced Thursday, the payments provide annual rental payment for... Read More

China purchases more U.S. Corn as fears of shortages increase

Private exporters report more large sales of U.S. corn to China. The Department of Agriculture Wednesday reported two large export sales, one of 420,000 metric tons and another totaling 264,000 metric tons for the new 2020-21 crop year. China need... Read More

U.S. economy still sputtering as ag economy showing signs of life

CoBank says the U.S. economy has shown signs of improving since late spring. However, progress has slowed, and the economy remains fragile. As another relief package is off and then on the table, for now, CoBank says the economy will remain sluggish ... Read More

Perdue fined for Hatch Act violations while promoting food boxes

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue violated the Hatch Act in August because he encouraged voters to support the president’s re-election campaign while promoting food boxes. The event took place in Mills River, North Carolina, and was designed to promote t... Read More

October WASDE Report

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA on Friday released its October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. According to DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman, Friday's new U.S. ending stocks estimates were neutral for corn and wh... Read More

Polish farmers tie up roads to protest animal protection law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Farmers across Poland slowed down traffic on main roads with their tractors and left manure at lawmakers' offices to protest a new law that bans fur farms and religious slaughter for export, saying it will put them out of busi... Read More

USDA designates six Nebraska counties as primary natural disaster areas

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Nebraska counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Colfax, Cuming, Dawes, Dodge, Stanton and Thurston counties who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Depa... Read More

(AUDIO) NCGA welcomes Ohio farmer as new president

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) welcomed a new president on October 1, 2020. John Linder of Edison, Ohio, now serves as the NCGA president. He succeeds Kevin Ross, a farmer from Minden, Iowa. During a virtual meet-and-greet with Li... Read More

VIDEO: Extension webinar on recent property tax changes

A webinar scheduled for Thursday at noon will cover the recent property tax legislation enacted in the closing days of the Nebraska Legislature’s last session. The compromise passed in the session establishes a refundable state income tax credit... Read More

Lawmakers want to expand local meat processing capacity

A pair of lawmakers from Maine and Nebraska want to expand processing capacity for smaller producers of meat and poultry. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska say the Strengthening Local Process... Read More