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New “WOTUS” Rule Favorable for Soy Farmers

The Trump Administration has announced replacement regulation for Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), which was repealed fall 2019. A spokesperson for the administration said during the announcement that the ... Read More

Farmers Optimistic Despite Challenging 2019

A new poll finds farmers are optimistic for 2020, despite a challenging 2019. The DTN/Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index rose to 164.1 in December 2019, significantly higher than the Index of 110.2 in March and the December 2018 level... Read More

NEWSLETTER: Weekly Agriculture News From the Rural Radio Network

Good Friday morning!   This week kept the Rural Radio Network team busy with on the ground coverage for both national and local events. Here's the weekly roundup of the agriculture news we've been working on... Weekly Newsletter from t... Read More

Export Exchange 2020 Scheduled For October

The U.S. Grains Council announced Export Exchange 2020 this week, scheduled for October 7-9. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association, uniquely focuses on connecting international grain buyers... Read More

New Clean Water Rule Released

OMAHA (DTN) -- Agricultural groups cheered and environmental groups howled Thursday as the Trump administration released a new rule defining waters of the U.S. The pendulum again swung in the way waters will be regulated under the Clean Water Act, a... Read More

Court: Kansas

A federal judge has ruled that provisions in a Kansas law that ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities unconstitutionally criminalize free speech. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil mostly sided on Wednesday with a... Read More

Nebraska farm, business groups spar over property tax bill

A bill that would lower Nebraska’s property taxes by shifting more state aid to schools is drawing support from the state’s top agricultural and business groups but opposition from schools that don’t want restrictions on their taxing power and ... Read More

Canada to Consider USMCA Next Week

Canada will consider the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement next week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters this week, ”On Monday, we will introduce a Ways and Means motion, and on Wednesday we will table legislation to ratify the ... Read More

Senate Sends USCMA to President Trump

The U.S. Senate Wednesday put its finishing touches on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Senator Chuck Grassley, chair of the Finance Committee and Senate President Pro tempore, signed the agreement, the final step before the agreement heads to the W... Read More

Fischer Participates in Senate Signing of USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), as well as Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and several... Read More

The difference between a good farmer and a great manager often comes down to knowing the true financial position of a farm. Good records make it possible to track an operation’s financial position, while inaccurate records can lead to misguided man... Read More