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Agriculture applauds WOTUS repeal

Agriculture groups Thursday celebrated the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) repeal by Trump administration as a victory. The rule greatly expanded the EPA’s federal jurisdiction and scope of waterbodie... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Meets with Japanese Governors in Tokyo

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska trade delegation arrived in Tokyo, Japan for the 51st Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference.  Each year, the conference attracts about 400 U.S. and Japanese business executives, and highligh... Read More

Beekeepers Sue EPA

Beekeepers Ask Ninth Circuit to Set Aside Agency Action on Sulfoxaflor OMAHA (DTN) -- The EPA now faces a second petition for review on its approval of the insecticide sulfoxaflor, as beekeepers filed a challenge in the U.S. Court of Appeals f... Read More

Vietnamese leader to visit Nebraska after Ricketts meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Vietnam's prime minister has agreed to visit Nebraska to learn more about the state's farms and food processing after meeting with Gov. Pete Ricketts. Ricketts met Friday with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to promote Nebra... Read More

U.S., China to Meet in October on Trade

Negotiators from the United States and China will meet face-to-face next month. Chinese officials told reporters Thursday the agreement was reached in a phone conversation this week. China’s Vice Premier visited over the phone Thursday morning w... Read More

US farmers hope Trump delivers on trade deal with Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — American farmers have not only endured retaliatory tariffs from China and other nations, they've watched as most of their top foreign competitors used free trade agreements to make inroads into Japan, a historically protectionist ... Read More

Congress has the votes to pass USMCA, US Chamber CEO says

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said Tuesday that the split Congress has the votes to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. "It would give us a great step forward," Donohue told CNBC, adding that Congress has "enough votes ... Read More

Survey suggests little or no Midwest economic growth in view

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An August survey of business supply managers suggested slow or no economic growth over the next several months in nine Midwest and Plains states, in part because of trade skirmishes, a report said Tuesday. The Mid-America Busi... Read More

Report: Tariffs Cost Nebraska Farmers Nearly $1 Billion in 2019

A new analysis by the Nebraska Farm Bureau estimates the ongoing retaliatory tariffs imposed by countries on U.S. agricultural exports will cost Nebraska producers $943 million in lost revenues in 2019. The projected losses would be in addition to ta... Read More

Nebraska Ethanol Board and Gov. Ricketts submit comments on EPA’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations for ethanol

In July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued their proposed volume standards for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. They opened the public comment period through Aug. 30. The Nebraska Ethanol Board and office o... Read More

Sasse Statement on USMCA Vote

Lincoln, NE -U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding news that Rep. Rosa DeLauro, one of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top trade negotiators, said that consideration of the USMCA trade agreement: "Our farmers and ranchers are bl... Read More