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NDA announces Ag Youth Council members

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced its selection of the 2018-2019 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC). NAYC members are college students that work throughout the year promoting Nebraska agriculture and teaching young studen... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on Dept. of Labor Rulemaking on H-2A Visa Program

 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which could help farmers advertise job openings to domestic workers as required under the H-2A visa program.  The DOL rulemaking wo... Read More

Help Syngenta feed families by sharing photos in special #RootedinAg holiday frames

GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The holiday season is a time for family, food and good cheer. This year, Syngentaaims to spread that food and cheer to families all over the world with the help of the ag community. From now through Dec. 15, 201... Read More

USMEF Strategic Planning Conference

  Dan Halstrom – CEO and President  talks about latest export numbers...   Dan Halstrom – CEO and President talks on issues of trade...                 ... Read More

In Blow to Pipeline Project, Court Invalidates Trump Administration's Keystone XL Environmental Review, Blocks Construction

GREAT FALLS, Mont.— A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Trump administration violated bedrock U.S. environmental laws when approving a federal permit for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project. The judge blocked any c... Read More

Democrats' House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prospects have improved for Congress to pass a bipartisan farm bill before the end of the year after Democrats secured the House majority during the midterm elections, a key lawmaker and other experts said. Work requirements f... Read More

Africa swine fever virus detected in luggage from Shanghai

A highly contagious African swine fever virus has been detected in the luggage of a traveler from Shanghai at Tokyo's Haneda airport, the farm ministry said Friday. Pork filled dumplings brought by the traveler on Oct. 14 have tested positive for ... Read More

World Wheat Production Forecast Drops

As the international price of wheat firms up, global supply and demand balance is going to tighten in 2018-2019. That forecast comes from the Food Outlook, a biannual report published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. ... Read More

Nebraska students, visiting scholar engage with global leaders at World Food Prize

Seven undergraduate students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as well as a visiting international scholar with the Borlaug Fellowship program and her faculty mentor, attended this year’s World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug Inte... Read More

Now What Happens with the Farm Bill?

House Ag Chair Michael Conaway and the GOP conference committee members have to decide whether or not they’ll give some ground on some of the biggest sticking points of the farm bill debate in order to get a bill passed this year. Those disputes... Read More

Voichoskie awarded Grow Smart™ scholarship

The opening day of the 75th Annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting brought recognition to a Rural Radio Network farm broadcaster. Alex Voichoskie, a broadcaster at the Nebraska Innovation Campus studio, received the Grow Smart™ Scholar... Read More

California makes cage-free hens a state law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022. Proposition 12 also bans the sale of pork and veal in California from farm animals raise... Read More

U.S. Grains Leadership Meets Customers, Leaders in Mexico

Leaders from the U.S. feed grains value chain traveled to Mexico to meet with longtime customers and incoming government officials. The annual mission brings together leaders from the U.S. Grains Council, as well as the national organizations that re... Read More

House Flipping to Democratic Control, But GOP Makes Gains in Senate

OMAHA (DTN) -- The midterm election Tuesday was the big "blue wave" that became more of a mild blue tide as Democrats captured the House, but Republicans held their own and gained Senate seats. Going late into the evening, projections saw Demo... Read More