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Secretary Perdue Visits His 50th State

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today stepped foot in Utah making it his 50th state visited since becoming Secretary just over two years ago. Since then, he has traveled more than 100,000 miles, held...

Agriculture Industry Groups Call on Congress to Immediately Extend the Biodiesel Tax Credit

Thirteen trade groups representing farmers, rural lenders, crop and biobased oil producers, and biodiesel producers today wrote leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate, asking them to take action on bipartisan legislation to...

Economic Growth Means Higher Demand Ahead for Animal Proteins

USDA economist Mildred Haley expects pork production to increase 3.5 percent to 28.3 billion pounds in 2020. The increase comes in response to higher international pork prices caused by pork deficits in China, which...

Senate Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Climate and Agriculture

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the issue of climate change and the agricultural sector. In written testimony, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson thanked the committee for addressing the negative effects...

Growth Energy Applauds House Biofuels Caucus

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor had positive things to say to the 20 members of the House Biofuels Caucus. The Caucus sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler in support...

Rouzer, Conaway: Pest and Disease Threats Require Close Coordination Between USDA and Congress

Today, the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to review the nation’s animal pest and disease prevention and response capabilities. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and...
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ACE Elevates Low Carbon White Paper to Senate Ag Committee

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings highlights the scientific and economic opportunities U.S. farmers and biofuel producers hold to support climate change mitigation and get the rural economy back on track in...

Growth Energy Applauds House Biofuels Caucus Letter to EPA in Support of E15 Year-Round

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked 20 members of the House Biofuels Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Collin Peterson (D-MN), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and Roger Marshall (R-KS), who sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental...

Court Denies Request to Halt EPA RFS Waivers

An Associated Press report says a federal appeals court granted oil refiners a victory by denying the Advanced Biofuels Association’s request for an injunction to stop EPA from issuing small refinery blending exemptions. The...

Deere Slowing Production of Farm Equipment

John Deere says it will slow production output at certain facilities by as much as 20 percent year-over-year during the second half of 2019. Reasons for the decision range from trade uncertainty to a...

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