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USDA Encourages Producers to Consider Risk Protection Coverage Before Crop Sales Deadline

The Farm Service Agency encourages producers to examine available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, be... Read More

China Is The New Top Buyer of American Agricultural Goods

New numbers out this week show that China is the new number one buyer of American agricultural goods. Pork Business.com  says the fiscal year 2017 numbers show that China bought $22 billion worth of agricultural products, which is a large jump fr... Read More

Agriculture Among NAFTA Topics on Final Day

The fifth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations wrapped up yesterday. A Politico report describes the talks as relatively quiet. Canadian negotiators haven’t been making many counteroffers to U.S. proposals. Instead, they’r... Read More

Opinion:  All Kansans, not just farmers, affected by NAFTA, Trade

Every year as my family sits down to eat Thanksgiving dinner, we all think about why we are thankful. We are thankful for our health, our home, our family, and we are thankful for the abundant food supply grown by our nation's farmers. In fact, the U... Read More

Fifth Round of NAFTA Talks Moving Slowly

The fifth round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement got off to a slow start and continue to move slowly this week. A source tells CBC dot com that negotiators have talked through a dozen topics but there hasn’t been much move... Read More

Trump Administration Appoints Nancy Johner to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Trump Administration recently appointed Nancy Johner as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA). Johner will join the Nebraska FSA team on Monday, Nov. 27. Johner comes to FSA fr... Read More

Livestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELDs Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 20, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being, a move hailed by the National Pork Prod... Read More

Oregon Representative Releases Alternative Farm Bill

Oregon Democrat Representative Michael Blumenauer released an “alternative Farm Bill” during a press conference. The news conference was held with Michael Pollan, an author of books criticizing the current U.S. food system. The Hagstrom Report... Read More

NAFTA Negotiators Focusing on Cars and Finances

Agriculture will not be a big focus in the current round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Bloomberg says negotiators will focus this round on regional content rules for products like cars, as well as financial services. One of ... Read More

USDA Invests More Than $1 Billion to Improve Health Care in Rural Areas

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA provided more than $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 to help improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities in 41 states. “USDA invests in a wide ... Read More

EPA Wants to Extend Effective Date of WOTUS by Two Years

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to prevent the controversial 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule from taking effect while the agency undertakes a complete rewrite, proposing to extend the effective date of t... Read More