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'Right to Repair' once again at Nebraska Legislature

The Nebraska Legislature will once again look at a bill on the Right to Repair. Introduced by Senator Tom Brandt of the 32nd District on Jan. 19, LB543, entitled the Agricultural Equipment Right-To... Read More

China hopeful for better U.S. relations with Biden Administration

With President Joe Biden taking over in Washington, D.C., China retired it’s claimed stance of improving relations with the United States. A Chinese government official stated Wednesday, “We are committed to developing a relationship with the ... Read More

USDA announces key staff appointments

The Biden-era Department of Agriculture Wednesday announced the names of those who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C. Gregory Parham was named Interim Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration. Parham served as Assistant Secreta... Read More

Agriculture groups react after Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president

Various agriculture groups and elected officials offered their reactions following the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Among the voices included the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), National Association of State Departments of Ag... Read More

Yeutter student fellows program paves way for trade careers

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance is paving the way to provide real-world experience, networking and career exploration for a new generation of international trade professionals. ... Read More

Poeschl resigns as CEO of National FFA Organization

Mark Poeschl has resigned as CEO of the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation. The resignation went into effect last Friday, January 15. Poeschl began his tenure leading FFA in 2016, from previously serving at Cargill Animal Nut... Read More

NCFC unhappy with IRS rule on “Grain Glitch”

The Internal Revenue Service released its final rule on how farm income from cooperatives will be handled for tax purposes. The Hagstrom Report says the regulation has been a source of dispute since Congress passed the 2017 Tax and Jobs Act. The I... Read More

Additional support available for some producers through CFAP

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commod... Read More

Secretary Perdue statement on H-2A modernization

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued a statement applauding the Department of Labor’s final rule modernizing the H-2A visa program: “This final rule streamlining and modernizing the H-2A visa process will ... Read More

KC Fed: Fewer new loans to farmers

Fewer new loans to farmers continued to drive a pullback in agricultural lending activity. The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank reported this week that stronger prices for agricultural commodities, alongside continued support from government payme... Read More

Vaccine hesitancy in rural America

A recent study finds rural residents are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor tracks the dynamic nature of public opinion as vaccine development unfolds. The Foundation is a nonprofit orga... Read More