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USDA Section 32 Purchase Plan Will Help Dry Bean Growers and Americans in Need

The USDA has announced up to $177.4 million in purchases of American-grown products for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process. The products that will be purchased will be provided to families in...

Expedition Baseball League and BEEF Work Together in Building Homerun Season for Collegiate Athletes

Beef and baseball joined forces in a recent partnership between South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) and the Expedition Baseball League for multiple promotions across the state this summer.  The elite summer collegiate baseball...

Trump Raises Doubts About U.S.-Chinese Trade

President Donald Trump cast doubts on Wednesday regarding the prospects for talks between the U.S. and China that are aimed at heading off a trade war. An Associated Press report says just four days...

Cattle Groups Applaud Introduction of Livestock Hauling Bill

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, as well as the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, were both pleased with the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act on Wednesday. The NCBA says the legislation will...

U.S. and Mexico Talking Cars in NAFTA 2.0 Discussions

Two sources familiar with the negotiations have told Bloomberg that the U.S. and Mexico are discussing automobiles in an attempt to break an impasse over auto-production rules in an updated North American Free Trade...

USDA Heavily Involved in Trade Talks

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service has been “intimately involved” with U.S. trade negotiators and will be included in an upcoming trip to China. Politico says the U.S. delegation will be led by Commerce Secretary...

Trump Cabinet Members Modifying H-2A Program

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, as well as the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security are working together to streamline and simplify the H-2A agricultural visa program. The goal is to reduce cumbersome bureaucracy...

USDA-EPA Discuss Year-Round E15

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency officials met today to discuss ways to increase ethanol usage and to address refiner concerns about volatility in the market for biofuel credits. An Agri-Pulse report...

Farm And Ethanol Plant Tours Highlight Biofuel Opportunities For Asian Buyers, Regulators

Following the Ethanol Summit of the Asia-Pacific held this week in Minneapolis, visitors from more than 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are touring the U.S. Midwest to learn how the U.S. ethanol...

U.S. Government to Spend $50 Million in Seed Quality

The U.S. is trailing China in federal ag research and seed-breeding investments. China has outspent the U.S. in those categories for the past ten years. To help combat the low spending, House Democrats Mark...

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