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Study Shows Limited Broadband Access in Rural America

A new study commissioned by the United Soybean Board reveals the lack of access to broadband in rural areas takes a significant toll on farmers and the economy. The study found 60 percent of U.S. farmers say they do not have enough connectivity to... Read More

National Voter Poll Shows Strong Support for RFS, Biodiesel Use

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released results of an annual national poll of registered voters designed to measure awareness of and attitudes toward biodiesel and federal policies that support the industry. The results show a candidate's support... Read More

US, China to begin 13th round of trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators are scheduled to begin a 13th round of talks Thursday aimed at ending a 15-month trade war that is worrying global investors and weighing on the world economy. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will lead ... Read More

AFBF Opens Convention Registration

The American Farm Bureau Federation Tuesday announced the opening of online registration for its 2020 annual meeting. AFBF will host the 101st Annual Convention & Trade Show, January 17-22, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Attendees will learn about th... Read More

VP Pence Calls on Congress to Pass USMCA

Vice President Mike Pence spent time early this week promoting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement while calling on Congress to pass the trade deal. Pence penned an editorial in the Arizona Daily Star promoting the trade agreement. The Vice President... Read More

AEM: Manufacturers Welcome Biofuels Reallocation

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers joins corn belt farm groups in applauding the Trump Administration for reallocating biofuel demand displaced by waivers. President Donald Trump’s plan to reallocate biofuels lost to small refinery waive... Read More

US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Japan signed a limited trade agreement Monday, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when President Donald Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office. U.S.... Read More

House Democrats in Mexico for USMCA Considerations

House Democrats are wrapping up a two-day trip to Mexico to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, the visit comes as the Democratic Working Group on NAFTA 2.0 “continues to engage in ... Read More

President Signing U.S., Japan Trade Deal *Audio*

  Agriculture is hoping sees momentum building for more trade deals, after President Trump signed a $55 billion dollar trade agreement with Japan Monday. The American Farm Bureau Federation says it hopes momentum from the Japan deal that l... Read More

R-CALF files lawsuit to stop ear tag mandate

Harriet Hageman, Senior Litigation Counsel with the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Casper, Wyoming representing the Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) ... Read More

Spanish farmers fear 'unfair' blow of US tariffs

CÓRDOBA, Spain (AP) — Olives are harvested the old-fashioned way on Juan Luque's farm in southern Spain, as men thrash the gnarly tree limbs with poles, raining the small green fruit into the motorized collector waiting underneath. But for Luqu... Read More

President Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers as EPA, USDA Announce Agreement on Promoting Biofuels

WASHINGTON (October 4, 2019) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump success... Read More

Senators Call for Financial Certainty for Rural Counties

A group of Senators request any end-of-year legislation include re-authorization of programs to help counties with federal lands. The group seeks at least a two-year re-authorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes and the Secure Rural Schools and C... Read More

U.S. “Can’t Afford” Missing Out  on USMCA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce continues its pressure for Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement. In a letter to all House of Representative members, the organization says the U.S. “cannot afford for enactment of USMCA to fall by the waysi... Read More