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China buys U.S. soybeans after declaring ban on American farm goods

CHICAGO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - China snapped up a small volume of U.S. soybeans last week after pledging to halt purchases of American farm products due to the escalating trade war between Washington and... Read More

Smith to Hold Ag Update Tour Sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn

Washington, D.C. – As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn. The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith an... Read More

USCA Submits Comments Supporting BLM’s Targeted Grazing Project

On Wednesday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted comments in support of a project initiated by the Bureau of Land Management titled Targeted Grazing of Annual Grasses in the Great Basin Ecoregions in Nevada. The purpose o... Read More

FSA Announces Payment Acceptance of Debit Cards, AHC

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House or AHC, debit. FSA says paperless payment options allow customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement ... Read More

NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for Dairy Margin Coverage as Deadline Approaches

ARLINGTON, VA – With one month left until the 2019 sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program closes, the National Milk Producers Federation urged all dairy farmers to enroll in the program, which guarantees a payout for cash-strapped producers... Read More

One of Nation's Largest Ethanol Companies Announces Job Cuts Coming

POET Cuts Production After RFS Waivers OMAHA (DTN) -- One of the nation's largest ethanol companies announced on Tuesday it will idle a 92-million-gallon plant in Cloverdale, Indiana, following EPA's decision to grant 31 new small-refinery wai... Read More

Federal rule could end Colorado food assistance for families

DENVER (AP) — A proposed federal rule could end food assistance for about 33,000 people in Colorado, including 11,000 children, a report said. Potential regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture could terminate free or reduced-price lunch... Read More

2019 National Truck Driving Championships Finalists Announced

Final Round of Competition Begins in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh – This morning, American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Safety Management Council announced finalists in nine vehicle classes at the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships... Read More

Susan M. Fritz, Ph.D., first woman to lead NU system, installed as University of Nebraska interim president

The University of Nebraska celebrated history today with the installation of Susan M. Fritz, Ph.D., as interim president. Fritz, a 30-year veteran of the university who most recently served as executive vice president and provost, becomes the first... Read More

Lawmaker: Humans not changing climate but must prepare

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker who doesn't believe humans are causing climate change is nevertheless leading a push to ensure Nebraska farmers are better prepared for extreme weather like the blizzards and flooding that hit the state this year. ... Read More

Leader of largest US organic food fraud gets 10-year term

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn't want. U.S. Distr... Read More