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U.S. Soy Responds to tariff Announcement

In response to the announcement regarding U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, the American Soybean Association (ASA), the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the United Soybean Board (USB) release the following statements. “Nobody is a...

USMEF: November Pork Export Value Highest Ever; Beef Exports Remain Strong

The latest USDA export data shows that U.S. pork exports recorded their highest-ever monthly value in November at $615.6 million. For January through November, pork export value increased 10 percent year-over-year to $5.9 billion. Pork variety...

Grain Dealers to Gather in Fargo for 106th Convention and Industry Show

The North Dakota Grain Dealers Association will hold its 106th Annual Convention & Industry Show at the Fargo Holiday Inn January 14-16, 2018.  Approximately 900 people are expected for the event, consisting of grain...

Pork Exports Support U.S. Hog Herd Expansion

The U.S. swine inventory on December 1, 2017 was 73.2 million head. This was up two percent from a year ago. The breeding herd inventory at 6.1 million head, was up one percent. The...

Look Ahead For Marketing Opportunties Says NCTC Instructor Jensen

Small grain growers from across North Dakota and Minnesota converged on Grand Forks, ND on Wednesday and Thursday to attend the annual Prairie Grains Conference.  The two day event, which was held at the...

Senate Ag Committee Hears Expert Testimony on Agro-Defense and Nation’s Food Supply

According to witness testimony at a Senate Ag Committee hearing on Wednesday, the U.S. is unprepared to cope with outbreaks of emerging livestock or crop pathogens and pests, whether those outbreaks are caused intentionally...

#Farmers4NAFTA Becomes Rallying Cry On Social Media

NAFTA negotiations might not be going as well as planned, but the agriculture industry is far from done pushing for an agreement.  On Wednesday, agriculture groups from the U.S. Dairy Export Council to the...

North Dakota Part Of Lawsuit Seeking To Block California Egg Law

North Dakota is one of 13 states that are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law focused on egg production.  The law, which came into effect two years ago, requires any...

Little Surprise In EPA’s Final RFS Volume Obligations

Just in time to meet the statutory deadline, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released updated Renewable Fuel volume obligation standards for 2018. Those numbers were more or less unchanged from the July proposal,...

USDA Releases Early Look At 2018 Acreage Projections

USDA's Office of the Chief Economist has released an early look at what the industry might see future crop years.  On Tuesday, the Office offered a peak at baseline projections to 2027, number that...

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