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Trade War Costly for U.S. Farmers

The trade war between the U.S. and China is proving to be costly to U.S. farmers, just as President Trump announced the intent for further tariffs, escalating the tense state of affairs. University of Illinois agriculture economist Scott Irwin thi... Read More

ASA: Soy Growers in Middle of Tariff Feud with China Stand to Suffer Most

Washington, D.C. June 19, 2018- America’s soy growers are lined up even more precisely in the crosshairs of President Trump’s contentious tariff confrontation with China. President Trump announced Monday that $200 billion in additional Chinese go... Read More

(Audio) Business & Farm Leaders Seek Relief from Limits on Nebraska Biofuels

LINCOLN, NE — In letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, over 100 business and farm leaders across seven Midwest states called on regulators to lift restrictions on the sale of ethanol, a crop-based biofuel that drives Neb... Read More

Nebraska’s Shell Creek Watershed Makes History

Schuyler, NE -- The Shell Creek Watershed was officially removed from the Impaired Waters list for significantly reducing the amount of Atrazine, making it the first watershed in Nebraska and the United States to do so from a watershed management pla... Read More

New FFA Chapters Sprout Up

NELIGH, Neb. (DTN) -- There's no reason to be blue about FFA. In fact, it appears the national student organization, along with its iconic blue corduroy jacket, is making a comeback. The nation's largest student-led organization in the nation is g... Read More

Angus Genetic Evaluation Reaches Historic Milestone

The Angus genetic evaluation has now surpassed 500,000 genotypes in the database. The actual number stands at 500,879, which reflects a dual collection partnership between the American Angus Association® and the Canadian Angus Association. Startin... Read More

FDA to Hold Fake Meat Public Meeting

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on fake meat, or foods produced using animal cell culture technology. The FDA will hold a public meeting next month to gather comments. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the... Read More

Goodbye Trans Fats, Hello High Oleic Soybeans

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Monday marks the deadline for the American food industry to rid itself of trans fats, and it couldn't come at a better time for the high oleic soybean industry. Trans fats are a type of unsaturated fat that are a major contri... Read More

Senate Bill Creates Group to Study Trucking Regulations

Legislation introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would revise existing trucking regulations to make the rules more flexible for drivers hauling livestock, according to the National Pork Producers Council. The “Modernizing Agricultural Transpo... Read More

U.S. SOY GROWER LEADERS PARTICIPATE IN EXPHOTEL IN MEXICO

American Soybean Association (ASA) president and former USSEC director John Heisdorffer, an Iowa farmer, and United Soybean Board (USB) director Mark Caspers, a soybean farmer from Nebraska, participated in Exphotel, the leading trade show for Mexico... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - June 19, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on the latest in agriculture news. Story 1: EPA Administrator makes a stop in Nebraska Story 2: Senate Farm Bill would legalize hemp production More agriculture feature videos: ...... Read More

House Faces Friday Deadline to Pass Current Farm Bill

The U.S. House faces a Friday deadline to re-vote on the current farm bill proposal. As of Monday, the farm bill, passed out of committee with Republican support only, was not on the schedule to be considered on the house floor. However, House Maj... Read More

(Video) Afternoon Agriculture News Update - June 18, 2018

Susan Littfield reports on the latest in agriculture news. Story 1: Prescribed burning with Mark Alberts Story 2:  Farmers for Free Trade responds to tariffs  ...... Read More

Midwest Cattlemen Feeding More Silage

MEAD, Neb. (DTN) -- With the number of row-crop acres growing and the number of forage acres shrinking, Midwestern beef-cattle producers have responded by increasing the use of corn silage in their operations, according to speakers at the Silage for ... Read More