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Growth Energy says more action needed by EPA to restore biofuel growth

Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, today called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take further action to restore growth under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) after the agency released its final...

Republicans, Democrats Battle to Claim Credit for Final Version of USMCA

While the U.S-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement is set for a vote in the House on Thursday, Republicans and Democrats both claimed credit for the final version of the pact on Wednesday. Agri-Pulse says Republican lawmakers...

China, U.S. Reach Tentative “Phase One” Trade Agreement

President Trump signed off on the “Phase One” trade deal on Thursday afternoon. The agreement between the worlds’ two largest economies averts the December 15th introduction of a new wave of U.S. tariffs on...

House Passes Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by a vote of 260 to 165. The bill would ease immigration for agricultural workers. It won the support of over 300 farm groups,...

Ag Groups, Organizations React to House Passing Labor Bill

Several agricultural groups and organizations reacted positively to the news that the House of Representatives voted in favor of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The National Farmers Union says the bill is the product...

Rise in Iowa Land Prices Not Seen as a Market Rebound

The difficulties of 2019 for agriculture have been numerous. One positive note at the end of the year is a two percent rise in the price for farmland in Iowa. Favorable interest rates, strong...
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Farm Groups Partner to Help Farmers Manage Stress

Top farm organizations Wednesday announced a partnership to address high levels of stress affecting farmers and ranchers. Farm Credit, the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union, announced the partnership that will provide...

Johnson to Retire from Role as Farmers Union President

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson announced earlier this week he will retire from his role in Washington, D.C. next year. Johnson will not seek reelection during the 2020 NFU annual convention in March,...

NCBA Accepting Intern Applications for Fall 2020

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association, along with the Public Lands Council, is seeking fall 2020 policy internship applications. Positions for next fall, early-September - mid-December 2020, include public policy interns and a law clerk....

China, U.S. still at Odds Over Ag Purchases

The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. and China still can’t agree on the size of future Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities. President Donald Trump wants China to commit to buying $40...

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