Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Ohio CommonGround launch brings farmers, thought leaders to the table

With more Americans growing up in urban and suburban areas, miles from farm life, there is an increasing disconnect between consumers and the people who grow their food. Last week, three Ohio farm women...

Biodiesel industry producing record volumes, fueling job creation

U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high of 81 million gallons in June, according to the latest EPA statistics, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes and continuing a remarkable turnaround in which...

USDA Farm Service Agency renews cooperative agreement with Quality Deer Management Association

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) renewed their collaborative commitment to enhance habitat for white-tailed deer and other wildlife with the signing of a cooperative agreement today...

USDA announces 19 USB farmer-director appointments

Nineteen farmer-leaders will be sworn in as directors of the United Soybean Board (USB) in December, after receiving appointment recently by  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The 19 soybean farmers from across the United States include...

Congress Super Committee selected

Last week the House and Senate leadership named the 12 members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction as called for by the Budget Control Act of 2011 that was signed into law on...

Corn farmers forecast to produce third largest crop on record

U.S. corn farmers are still on track to produce the third largest crop on record despite difficult growing conditions that have plagued much of the Corn Belt since planting according to USDA reports released today. Projected...

U.S. DOT makes commitment to no new regulations for ag community

 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Wednesday that it has no intention to propose new regulations governing the transport of agricultural products. The agency also released guidance designed...

Wheat, corn & soy crop reported by USDA smaller than expected

U.S. farmers planted 2.2 percent less wheat than earlier forecast due to rain and floods in the northern Plains region. Because of seedling delays, USDA contacted growers in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South...

Administration announces no new regulations for ag transport

Senator John Hoeven today said an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that it will not propose new or change existing regulations governing the transport of agricultural...

USDA seeks comments on the proposed rule for animal disease traceability

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) yesterday issued a proposed rule to establish general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate when animal disease events...

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