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EPA Releases Waivers Information Online

OMAHA (DTN) -- EPA on Thursday released aggregated annual data on small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard, as well as waiver requests for current and future years. Earlier this year, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler told memb... Read More

This week in history:  Farm Aid III fills Memorial Stadium

The year: 1987.   The venue: Memorial Stadium. The lineup included Wille Nelson, Neil Young, Vince Gill, among others. The purpose was was to save the family farm. ---- September 19th was the 31st anniversary of Farm Aid III,  an e... Read More

NBB, ASA Ask President Trump to Support Biodiesel Producers, Soy Farmers

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote President Donald Trump asking that he “provide additional help to the nation’s farmers and rural communities by supporting policies that expand production and use... Read More

Iowa Allowed To Join WOTUS Lawsuit

A North Dakota federal judge says Iowa can temporarily stop enforcing the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule. The Associated Press says several ag and business groups challenged the law in court, seeking to halt its implementation. A news release from I... Read More

Is Canada Purposefully Dragging Out NAFTA Negotiations?

As Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to Washington, D.C. for continued NAFTA negotiations, a prominent Congressional member says time is running out. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise  says sentiment is building among memb... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - September 20

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. Stories: NAFTA Update Hurricane Florence Flooding Garth Brooks and FFA ...... Read More

China Sets More Tariffs on U.S. Food and Ag Imports

China said Tuesday that it will hit back against President Donald Trump with retaliatory duties of five or 10 percent against another $60 billion worth of American products. The response comes one day after Trump issued the largest number of tarif... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Farm Bureau Works to Lower Health Costs for Farmers and Ranchers

For the first time, individual farm and ranch families in Nebraska will have the opportunity to join Nebraska Farm Bureau’s (NEFB) new large group Association Health Plan (AHP) and avoid the higher cost of premiums in the individual health insuranc... Read More

Freeland resumes NAFTA talks in Washington as Congress grows restless

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington — and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that's keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact. Freeland flew back to the U.S. capital Tuesday as a prominent ... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information: ...... Read More

Farm Bill Delay Possible as Deadline Looms

The farm bill deadline at the end of the month could pass without a new farm bill or an extension. As the pace of the farm bill committee stalls, leadership says the actual deadline that would have any impact on farm country is in December, if the bi... Read More

NFU Opposes ERS, NIFA Reorganizations and Relocations

WASHINGTON - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging him not to reorganize and relocate the department’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Insti... Read More

Cattlemen's Association opposes proposed ban on strychnine to control gophers

EDMONTON - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says Ottawa should continue to allow producers to use strychnine to kill prairie gophers. Health Canada is proposing to ban the use of the poison to control the rodents formally known as the Richards... Read More

Business Groups Criticize Strategy to Keep Upping the Tariff Ante Between US, China

OMAHA  -- In the latest round of tariffs, China responded Tuesday to the U.S. by announcing new 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods after President Donald Trump late Monday announced similar tariffs on roughly $200 billion in goods from C... Read More