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United Soybean Board Project Sets Stage for Mississippi River Dredging

Funding from the United Soybean Board will support research and education regarding dredging and channel improvements on the Mississippi River near the Port of New Orleans. USB chair Keith Tapp says the research on deepening the channel could “impr... Read More

White House to Send USMCA to Congress this Fall

The White House will send the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to Congress after September first, setting up a busy fall schedule for lawmakers. While the goal of the move is to set up a vote before the end of the year, lawmakers will also be working on ... Read More

Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future

As Midwest states struggled with record spring flooding this year, the Southwest was wrestling with the opposite problem: not enough water. On May 20, 2019, federal officials and leaders from seven states signed the Colorado River Drought Contingenc... Read More

State OKs killing of wolf pack members preying on cattle

The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in northeastern Washington state. Agency director Kelly Susewind on Wednesday gave authority for the state to kill s... Read More

Farm Loan Delinquencies Increase, But Remain Historically Low

New research shows farm loan delinquencies remain historically low. Several years of persistently low net farm income, collapsing levels of working capital, and rising debt, has sparked concern regarding the overall health of the farm economy. How... Read More

Fuel Makers Launch Ad Criticizing Trump Ethanol Mandates

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An association representing oil refineries launched a television ad in four swing states Monday criticizing President Donald Trump's moves to expand the use of ethanol in gasoline. The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufac... Read More

More Than 50 Doctors Call On The USDA To Overhaul The U.S. Dietary Guidelines

More than 50 doctors across the U.S. signed an open letter to the USDA calling on the organization to overhaul the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and ensure that recommendations are for all Americans. The letter ran in both the New York Times and Washington... Read More

Under a microscope: Startups grow meat in lab, face scrutiny

Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews slowly, absorbing the taste. "Our chicken is chicken ... you've got to taste it ... Read More

National Farm Crisis Spurs Farm Aid Festival's Return To Wisconsin On Saturday, Sept. 21

EAST TROY, Wis., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring the severe crisis in farm country, Farm Aid's annual music and food festival will return to the heart of dairy country on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisc... Read More

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to Close in Fremont

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Fremont Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Dodge County at 6 p.m. on Thursday... Read More

ASA: Proposed Biofuels Volumes a Big Miss for Soybean Farmers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that the biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels volumes will not grow. In addition, EPA has again failed to account for the significant gallons lost due to Small Refinery Exemptions,... Read More

Poland wants China to open market further for exports

Poland's foreign minister says the country would like China to open up its market further to goods from Poland. Jacek Czaputowicz spoke Monday following talks with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on intensifying political and business ties betwee... Read More

Kansas Companies Participate in STEP Grant Trade Missions

The Kansas Department of Agriculture recently hosted two State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant trade missions to Foro Mascotas Pet Food International in Guadalajara, Mexico, and AGRO 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The trade missions provided Kansas comp... Read More

EPA favors oil refiners over corn farmers

On July 5, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the proposed Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rule for 2020. The National Corn Growers Association said, once again EPA has failed to account for lost volumes due to refinery exemptions a... Read More