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R-CALF files lawsuit to stop ear tag mandate

Harriet Hageman, Senior Litigation Counsel with the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Casper, Wyoming representing the Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) ... Read More

Spanish farmers fear 'unfair' blow of US tariffs

CÓRDOBA, Spain (AP) — Olives are harvested the old-fashioned way on Juan Luque's farm in southern Spain, as men thrash the gnarly tree limbs with poles, raining the small green fruit into the motorized collector waiting underneath. But for Luqu... Read More

President Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers as EPA, USDA Announce Agreement on Promoting Biofuels

WASHINGTON (October 4, 2019) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump success... Read More

Senators Call for Financial Certainty for Rural Counties

A group of Senators request any end-of-year legislation include re-authorization of programs to help counties with federal lands. The group seeks at least a two-year re-authorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes and the Secure Rural Schools and C... Read More

U.S. “Can’t Afford” Missing Out  on USMCA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce continues its pressure for Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement. In a letter to all House of Representative members, the organization says the U.S. “cannot afford for enactment of USMCA to fall by the waysi... Read More

Agriculture, Biofuel Groups Await Announcement on White House RFS Deal

OMAHA (DTN) -- Two small refiners not receiving exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard in EPA's latest round of waivers announced on Aug. 9, continue to fight the agency's rejection in federal court. At the same time, agriculture and biofuel inter... Read More

Ag secretary: No guarantee small farms will survive

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary said Tuesday during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn’t know if the family dairy farm can survive as the industry moves toward a factory farm model. U.S. Agriculture Secreta... Read More

Nebraska Corn Growers Association Calls on President to Support RFS

Nebraska Corn Growers Association President, Dan Nerud, joined corn grower leaders from across the country last week in a letter to President Trump urging he uphold his commitment to America’s farmers and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The E... Read More

The Engler Journey: Haley Ehrke

Haley Ehrke has been surrounded by entrepreneurs since day one. Literally. Her mom is the founder and CEO of Grow Nebraska and her dad manages a row crop, feedlot and cow-calf operation near Orleans, Nebraska. So it’s no surprise that Haley has ... Read More

See You at the Ballot Box

As the calendar turns to October and a political circus fully envelops D.C., it’s important to remember there’s an election on the horizon that’s not the 2020 presidential referendum. In November Kansans will head to the polls and cast ballo... Read More

China's top diplomat says Beijing willing to buy more U.S. products

NEW YORK (Reuters) - China’s top diplomat said on Thursday that China was willing to buy more U.S. products, and said trade talks would yield results if both sides “take more enthusiastic measures” to show goodwill and reduce “pessimistic lan... Read More

McConnell Tells Democrats “Time to Act on USMCA”

Much of Washington, D.C., is consumed with questions about Ukraine and the impeachment inquiry. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly scolded Democrats’ handling of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. Politico says McConnell ... Read More

AFB to fight for USMCA impeachment or not

A top American Farm Bureau official said AFB is determined, regardless of the impeachment fight, to see the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal across the finish line. AFB Executive Director Dale Moore said whether it’s impeachment or some other Washi... Read More

RFA corrects EPA on ethanol demand

The Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency this week, regarding its testimony before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The letter had a lot to say about the real impacts of small refin... Read More