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EPA Administrator Wheeler Statement on House Democrats’ FY21 Appropriations Bill Defunding Water Infrastructure, Key Programs

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler issued the following statement on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Interior-Environment Appropr... Read More

RFA Thanks House Members for Opposing Gap-Year Refinery Waivers

The Renewable Fuels Association thanked a bipartisan group of 32 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for calling on President Trump to reject so-called “gap-year” refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “The Trump Ad... Read More

ACE’s Request to Raise 2020 RVO Added to the List of Missed Opportunities for EPA to Do Right by Rural America

Sioux Falls, SD – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today expressed his disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking no action to follow through on ACE’s request to issue an interim final rul... Read More

U.S. Grains Council Celebrates U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement As It Enters Into Force

Today, the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially enters into force, a culmination of years of work to update and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), offering partners improved agricultural market access and freer, fairer... Read More

Nebraska FFA LDE awards to be held virtually July 2

Nebraska FFA will host a virtual awards ceremony for Leadership Development Events (LDEs) at 6 p.m. this Thursday, July 2. According to the organization, all of the LDE awards, except for ag demonstration, will be announced during the virtual even... Read More

USDA adds digital options for farmers and ranchers to apply for CFAP

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and addit... Read More

93rd National FFA Convention & Expo to be held virtually

The 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 28-31, will be held virtually. According to National FFA, the decision was recommended by the staff and board of directors due to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. T... Read More

Senate Ag Committee Passes Grain Standards Re-authorization

The Senate Agriculture Committee Wednesday passed the United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 by a voice vote. The bill extends the authorization for the Federal Grain Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture to continue ... Read More

Farmers need to get in signed contracts for 2020 ARC/PLC

Commodities have been on the lower side for 2020 so far, and farmers growing crops from corn to sunflowers and wheat need to be sure to get their 2020 ARC/PLC contracts into their local FSA office before Tuesday, June 30. “The June deadline is c... Read More

USDA offers ag producers opportunities to grow homes for pollinators

National Pollinator Week, June 22 - 28, celebrates agriculture’s partner in food production, the pollinator. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture added programs for pollinators, as they are essential in supplying around one-third of every... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union PAC Announces General Election Endorsements

LINCOLN, NE – NEBFARMPAC, the political action committee of Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska’s second largest general farm organization with over 4,000 farm and ranch families, announced its general election endorsements today for Congress, the L... Read More