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Not all NIFA, ERS Employees Pleased with Relocation

Unionized employees of the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture demonstrated to show they weren’t happy about relocating to Kansas City. Several employees rose and turned their backs to...

U.S., Israel Trade Agreement Upgrade Hits a Snag

The Trump Administration’s work to improve the agricultural trade pact with Israel is going to be delayed. Bloomberg says the efforts to get more access into Israel for U.S. agricultural products will be delayed...

European Union Will Import More U.S. Beef

The European Union has agreed to allow U.S. farmers a bigger share of the European beef market. EU sources and diplomats all tell Reuters that the move could help calm down some transatlantic trade...

Still Not Sure if Xi, Trump Will Meet at G20 Summit

There still aren’t any formalized plans for U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet at the upcoming G20 Summit in Japan. Politico says that’s the latest update from chief economic...

Farm Groups Applaud Trump Biotech Order

Farm groups agree with President Trump, who issued an executive order for the federal government to streamline the ag biotech approval process. Trump announced the order during his visit to Iowa Tuesday, that seeks...

AFBF: Farmers Need New Water Rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation says farmers need a new water rule. Testifying to lawmakers Wednesday, Wyoming Farm Bureau President Todd Fornstrom, told a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee that “Farm Bureau cannot...

Growth Energy Intervenes in E15 Court Challenge

Growth Energy  filed a motion in a U.S. federal appeals court to intervene in a challenge to the EPA's rule allowing year-round E15 sales. The final rule is being challenged by American Fuel and...

Senate Finance Plans USMCA Hearing, Trump Sides with Farmers

Senator Chuck Grassley this week announced a planned hearing regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Grassley, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, says the committee will hear testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The committee...

NACD Encourages Producers to Implement Conservation Practices Amid Extreme Weather

The National Association of Conservation Districts is urging farmers to explore transitioning to conservation practices, including no-till and cover crops, to prevent further soil erosion in the face of extreme weather. The U.S. is...

Corn Production Forecast Lower Amid Wet Spring, Prevent Plant

Farmers are making progress on planting, but the wet spring means lower production. Department of Agriculture Crop Progress numbers show roughly 15.8 million acres of corn and 33.6 million acres of soybeans remains to...

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