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Growth Energy Welcomes Congressional Support for Year-Round E15

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanks the 24 members of the House Biofuels Caucus for sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking them to approve year-round E15 and support the Renewable Fuels...

Nebraska Farmers Have New Option for Health Insurance

The Nebraska Farm Bureau heard consistently from its producer-members that the lack of affordable health insurance was a huge concern. President Steve Nelson says many families are struggling to provide health care. “Many have...

Bayer Says Dicamba Decision Likely Coming Soon

The world’s largest agribusiness is predicting the Environmental Protection Agency will decide soon on the future of dicamba. Bayer expects the EPA to issue a renewal and an updated license for the product in...

U.S. – India Closing In On Trade Agreement

India and the United States are currently in negotiations on a trade package. Reuters says Washington and New Delhi are looking to remove some long-standing disagreements between the two countries that would strengthen ties....

Iowa Allowed To Join WOTUS Lawsuit

A North Dakota federal judge says Iowa can temporarily stop enforcing the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule. The Associated Press says several ag and business groups challenged the law in court, seeking to...

NBB, ASA Ask President Trump to Support Biodiesel Producers, Soy Farmers

Thursday, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote President Donald Trump asking that he “provide additional help to the nation’s farmers and rural communities by supporting policies that expand...
Cotton in Arizona. Photo by Sabrina Hill

Florence Washing Away Cotton and Tobacco Crops

The record-setting and still-rising floodwaters of Hurricane Florence are wreaking havoc on cotton and tobacco crops in the Carolinas. North Carolina Farm Bureau spokesperson Lynda Loveland says it’s going to take some time to...

“Cultivating the Seeds of Safety” this Year’s Theme for Farm Safety Week

Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This recognition is an annual promotion initiated by the National Center for Agricultural Safety. During...

Farm Bill Delay Possible as Deadline Looms

The farm bill deadline at the end of the month could pass without a new farm bill or an extension. As the pace of the farm bill committee stalls, leadership says the actual deadline...

USDA Partners to Improve Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 42 States

Nearly $400 million from the Department of Agriculture are helping rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states. USDA announced Monday $392 million in partnerships with rural communities because “modern and...

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