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Groups Celebrate National Ag Day

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says National Ag Day has played a big role in helping people understand where their food and fiber comes from and how important agriculture is to our national economy. “Our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and produce... Read More

Steel and Aluminum Import Duties

Import duties on steel and aluminum kick in Friday, March 23. Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced details of the process for exemptions to the duties and will only grant exclusions in three cases: if the steel or aluminum product “is... Read More

NMPF Supports FDA Proposal to Revoke Heart Health Claim for Soy Protein

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposal to revoke an authorized health claim that links soy protein with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. The organizat... Read More

Science Teachers Encouraged to Apply to Kansas Corn's Seed to STEM Summer Workshops

Science teachers will receive free STEM-based training and materials at the Seed to STEM summer workshops sponsored by Kansas Corn. This is the third year of the popular two-day workshops that provide classroom instruction and labs using the topics o... Read More

USDA Seeks Applications for Funding to Increase Access to E-Connectivity/Broadband in Unserved Rural Areas

WASHINGTON– Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities. “E-connectivity is essential to t... Read More

Aggies are equine and ranch savvy

CURTIS, Neb. – Ranchers who use horses in their cattle operations rely on well-trained mounts in their daily duties. College classes and a competition team at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture teach both horses and riders the practical... Read More

Nearly $3-Billion of Southern California’s Urban Economy Linked to Strawberry Farming, Study Shows

WATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern California workers and businesses contribute significantly to the state’s strawberry industry, generating nearly $3-billion in non-farm revenue every year, according to a new study released by the Cali... Read More

China state-media editor vows soyabean retaliation

US soyabean exports will be targeted if the Trump administration imposes further tariffs on China, said Hu Xijin, editor of nationalist tabloid the Global Times, which is controlled by the Chinese Communist party mouthpiece the People’s Daily. “I... Read More

NFU Celebrates National Agriculture Day

WASHINGTON – As the national agriculture community joins together to celebrate National Agriculture Day, National Farmers Union (NFU) is recognizing family farmers and ranchers for the wide array of contributions they make to consumers’ everyday... Read More

Farm Bureau Report: Soybeans Lead the Way in Agriculture Trade in the Beef State

Nebraska may be known as the beef state, but when it comes to agriculture exports, international sales of soybeans bring home the greatest value to Nebraska agriculture, according to a report released by the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Tues. March 20. The ... Read More

Kansas Seeks Emergency Grazing, Haying

Growing drought concerns have prompted federal lawmakers from Kansas to seek emergency grazing and haying regulations. Republican Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, along with Senator Jerry Moran and Congressman Roger Marsh... Read More

Midwest Senators Write Trump Opposing any RIN Waiver Cap

A group of Midwest Senators is urging President Trump to oppose capping Renewable Identification Numbers, or RIN prices, as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, along with Deb Fischer of Nebraska, John Thune ... Read More

President Trump Proclaims March 20, 2018, as National Agriculture Day

The President of the United States of America proclaimed today as National Agriculture Day. In the proclamation, the President encouraged Americans to observe the day by recognizing “the preeminent role that agriculture plays in our daily lives.”... Read More

Nebraska Corn Board recognized five ag leaders at annual awards dinner

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Corn Board presented five individuals with awards of ag achievement at their annual awards dinner held March 19, 2018 in Lincoln. The annual awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the ov... Read More