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Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

Corn and soybean development continued to lag behind the average pace last week, but conditions for both crops rose slightly, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report released Monday. As of Sunday, July 14, an estimated 17% of corn was... Read More

Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol following tour of Iowa ethanol supply chain

Sioux Falls, SD – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) hosted a tour in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in Iowa last week to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supp... Read More

Ninth Latin American Product Showcase ‘Gets Business Done’ in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held its ninth annual Latin American Product Showcase June 26-27 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event attracted more than 400 people, including 190 buyers from 23 countries across the Caribbean, Central America ... Read More

El Nino End May Mean Hotter Late Summer in Midwest

OMAHA (DTN) -- Pacific Ocean El Nino conditions appear to be ending, which may indicate drier times ahead for the Midwest. That was the message in a review of eastern Pacific temperatures by DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Mike Palmerino. The Pacific Ba... Read More

Neb. Sorghum on Decision Regarding Sulfoxaflor While Ensuring Strong Pollinator Protection

LINCOLN — Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor—an effective tool to control challenging pests with fewer environmental impacts. After conducting an extensive risk analy... Read More

Cargill shuts animal-feed mills in China as fatal hog disease spreads

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc shuttered animal-feed mills in China in recent months partly because the rapid spread of a fatal hog disease has reduced demand, a company executive said on Friday. The closures highlight the pain for global agricul... Read More

South Central Ag Lab field day is Aug. 1

A field day is planned at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory on Aug. 1. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 851 Hwy. 6 near Harvard. Attendees will be able to choose from multiple field rese... Read More

Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect American Agriculture

A bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation to address a shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the nation’s food supply and ag industries at the border. Ag inspectors work to prevent the intentional or unintentional entry of ... Read More

EPA restores broad use of pesticide opposed by beekeepers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers to resume broad use of a pesticide over objections from beekeepers, citing private chemical industry studies that the agency says show the product does only lower-level harm t... Read More

Fox's MasterChef to Feature Beef. It's What's For Dinner.

Centennial, CO  --    Thanks to an investment from the Federation of State Beef Councils, an upcoming episode of a popular Fox network food show will feature Beef Checkoff-funded Beef. It's What's For Dinner.  As part of its biggest and tou... Read More

Fortenberry Statement on Introduction of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) offered the following statement today after introducing the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is the most exciting public policy development ... Read More

Lawmakers confident Nebraska will OK new business incentives

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who want to update the state’s largest tax incentive program for businesses are getting ready to try again with a lot of confidence, despite a major setback that stalled their package earlier this year. ... Read More

Central Platte NRD to Consider Approval of Integrated Management Plans

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)  The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors will consider approval of the Basin-Wide and CPNRD Integrated Management plans at their monthly meeting to be held on July 25, 2019. Public hearings for the P... Read More

China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war

BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war-battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. And there's no letup in sight: Tensions between the world's two biggest economies continue to simmer ev... Read More