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Trump Administration Formally Requests Fast-Track Extension

President Trump formally requested a three-year extension of trade promotion authority on Tuesday. Politico says the trade promotion authority allows the president to negotiate free trade agreements that he can submit to Congress under fast-track ... Read More

NCBA Encouraged by

Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), released the following statement: “The omnibus spending bill includes a number of positive developments for cattlemen and women, inc... Read More

Understanding glyphosate resistance in pigweeds

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate, a finding that could have broad future implications in agriculture and many other industries. Their work is... Read More

Perdue:  Administration Unlikely to Cap RIN Prices

An Agri-Pulse report says it appears that the Trump administration will not be putting a cap on the price of biofuel credits, known as Renewable Identification Numbers. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the administration will more likely try to brin... Read More

Sen. Moran, Whip Scalise Introduce Bicameral Legislation Designed to Speed up Broadband Deployment Nationwide

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation – and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) introduced the Reducing Antiquated Permitting for Infrastructure Deploymen... Read More

Food assistance supports rural and urban communities

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- With talks underway in the nation’s capital on the 2018 Farm Bill, one of the topics under discussion is SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The program is considered the nation’s... Read More

Nebraska's Farmland Nutrient Balance Gap Widens

As Nebraska farmers continue to enjoy record yields, researchers are warning that nutrient removal is now outpacing nutrient application, a trend which could soon hit growers' bottom lines. These are the findings of an exclusive eKonomics... Read More

Funding challenge for agricultural education

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard and agriculture industry leaders are promising to contribute a combined $1 million if the South Dakota Agriculture Foundation can raise $4 million in the next five years for agricultural education. I... Read More

Mississippi agriculture official expected to go to US Senate

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to appoint state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to succeed a longtime U.S. senator who is resigning because of poor health. Bryant has scheduled an announcement at noon... Read More

Husker research to advance tractor testing techniques

Though tractor technology has changed rapidly, the testing techniques used on the machines have not changed in several decades, said Santosh Pitla, project lead and assistant professor in biological systems engineering. “Research in precision ag... Read More


LINCOLN – When the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) asked students in grades 1-6 to enter their annual poster contest, the students responded in large numbers. NDA received more than 2,200 posters sharing the story of Nebraska agriculture a... Read More

Culver’s Launching Third Annual #FarmingFridays Project

People are more interested in knowing where their food comes from than ever before. Culver’s #FarmingFridays program is dedicated to providing that information. The popular series runs on social media and is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers ... Read More

NCGA: Farmer Advocacy Needed to Protect the RFS

The National Corn Growers Association says concerns linger that the Trump Administration could cut a deal with the nation’s oil refiners that could put a big dent in ethanol demand. In turn, that would have a negative impact on the price of corn. ... Read More

Partisan Farm Bill a No-Go in the Senate

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the Senate Ag Committee is on track to release a bipartisan farm bill after the Easter recess. Politico says Grassley is warning lawmakers that a Republican-only bill coming out of the House would have no chance of... Read More