Bill Would Give USDA Authority over Rural Broadband

House lawmakers last week introduced the Broadband for Rural America Act. The legislation would put the Department of Agriculture in the driver’s seat for rural broadband rather than the Federal Communications Commission. Georgia Republican Representative […]



JBS has left the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as the group is taking a closer look at market consolidation. NCBA, along with other livestock and general farm organizations, met recently to discuss livestock market concerns. […]


Senate Highway Bill Released

By Jerry Hagstrom- WASHINGTON, (DTN) — In what looks like a bipartisan breakthrough in the infrastructure debate, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday will mark up a bill that would increase funding […]


CN Rail’s Dark Horse Bet

Canadian National Railway went against its own conservative history when it made a play to over-bid Canadian Pacific Rail’s purchase of Kansas City Southern. Now Canada’s largest rail operator has been told by the U.S. […]

AoA Commentary

Loose Ends

As we draw closer to Memorial Day we are finally seeing signs of life returning to normal.  The number of COVID cases continues to go down and restrictions are finally starting to be eased.  It […]