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Sen. Moran Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Expand Ag Exports to Cuba

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture – cosponsored the Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019, legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranche... Read More

Nebraska farmer testifies to Senate Ag Committee

WASHINGTON – Matt Rezac, a fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer from Weston, Nebraska, said today in testimony to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee that farmers’ commitment to future generations, paired with their willingness to embrace... Read More

Perdue Says No “Long-Term Fallout” From Dispute with China

The U.S. trade talks with China seem to be a long way from wrapping up. However, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is trying to assure producers that when an agreement is finally reached, it will be good for farmers’ pocketbooks. When that agreement is rea... Read More

Mexico/Canada Removing Retaliatory Duties on Red Meat

The Mexican government published an official notice that Mexico has removed its retaliatory duties on U.S. pork. Canada’s Department of Finance announced that Canada will immediately eliminate the 10 percent tariff that Canada imposed on prepared b... Read More

2020 hopeful Bennet proposes $1 trillion climate change fund

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet said Monday he wants to commit $1 trillion for underwriting research and projects to address climate change, set aside about one-third of U.S. lands and ocean territory for conservation and reach net-z... Read More

Judge rejects plan for public land grazing allotments

An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in south-central Idaho in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep. The ruling directs the... Read More

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor to Receive 2019 George Washington Carver Award

WASHINGTON -- The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary and former two-term Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack will receive the 12th annual George Washington Carver Award for... Read More

Governor Ricketts Pumps E15, Promotes Ethanol while Proclaiming May as Renewable Fuels Month

On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Casey’s General Store on N 156th Street.  Following the official proclamation, the Governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tan... Read More

NSP Commends Sec. 232 Tariffs Removal, Urges Congress to Approve USMCA

LUBBOCK, Texas — The announcement Friday, May 17, that Section 232 tariffs will be removed on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and Canada is anticipated news and an important step toward the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trad... Read More

Ending Section 232 Tariffs for Canada and Mexico a Step in the Right Direction

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement supporting the Trump Administration’s decision to end tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico: “We are encouraged by the Trump Adm... Read More

Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. Yolanda Thompson, who works for the U.S. D... Read More

*Audio* Sasse Statement on Distinction Between Chinese Cold War and North American Trade Tensions

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, an outspoken trade advocate and a China hawk, issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. “China is our adversary; Canada and Mex... Read More

Zippy Duvall on Trump Immigration Reform Proposal

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall commented on President Trump's immigration proposal saying, “Farm Bureau welcomes President Trump’s focus on fixing our nation’s broken immigration system. However, nowhere is reform more critical th... Read More

EPA Lied About Justifying RFS Waivers

A Reuters report says the Trump Administration made it easier for oil refiners to get waivers from the Renewable Fuels Standard. They did so at least four months before the 2017 court decision the administration uses to justify the move to the corn l... Read More