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Former China Banking Officials Says U.S., China, Agreement Possible

A former central bank official in China is optimistic the U.S. and China can reach an agreement by the March deadline that will “pave the way for future talks.” The South China Morning Post rep... Read More

USDA Launches Second Round of Trade Mitigation Payments

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by ... Read More

Soybean Farmers Thankful for Final Installment of Market Facilitation Aid

U.S. soybean farmers welcomed news from President Trump Monday confirming a second payment under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Market Facilitation Program. “Soy growers are very thankful that President Trump understands ... Read More

Farm Aid Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

In the midst of the worst farm crisis since the 1980s, Farm Aid announced today that it distributed more than half a million dollars in grant funding in 2018. Farm Aid grants invest in organizations working to build resilient farmers, who are key to ... Read More

Guam governor-elect wants cockfighting to remain legal

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Cockfighting is an important Guam tradition that must remain legal, the U.S. territory's governor-elect said in vowing to work to repeal a likely ban imposed by the U.S. government. While cockfighting is illegal in all 50 st... Read More

Farm bill includes King bill to bring fast internet to farms

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A bill co-sponsored by Maine's independent senator that promises to help bring high-speed internet to farms has passed Congress as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. Sen. Angus King in May co-sponsored the Precision Agriculture Con... Read More

Questions Remain Regarding Second Trade-Aid Payments

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue met with President Donald Trump to talk about a second round of trade-aid payments to farmers. Perdue had said an announcement was coming out on December third but that’s come and gone. It was first delayed as Washingto... Read More

Ag Groups Applaud Animal Health Provisions in 2018 Farm Bill

The National Pork Producers Council is pleased that the 2018 Farm Bill contains important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. The five-year bill includes $120 million in funding for the first four years of the... Read More

Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California. But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should ... Read More

(Video) Weekly Agriculture Headlines - Friday Five

Hannah Borg and Alex Voichoskie are back in the Nebraska Soybean Board Studio for this week's edition of Friday Five. From Christmas celebrations to Farm Bill passage celebrations, they bring you the agriculture headline stories from the past week. ... Read More

New economic development group to host Nebraska town halls

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new economic development group is hosting town hall events in Lincoln, Omaha and Norfolk to talk with businesses and the public about ways to stimulate Nebraska's long-term economy. The events are scheduled for Wednesday f... Read More