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USDA: $2 Billion Available in 2017 Disaster Funds

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Monday announced agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. The program, known as the 2017...

USDA Investing in Upgrading Rural Water Systems

The Department of Agriculture is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects across the nation to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities. Announced by Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne...

Nutrien to Acquire Agrible

Nutrien announced recently that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Agrible for $63-million. Agrible is a digital agriculture company that offers a broad set of agronomic and on-farm advisory tools, data science...

Arizona FB President Wants Congress to Save Ranches and Federal Lands

Arizona Farm Bureau President Stephanie Smallhouse asked Congress to streamline regulations to preserve ranching, as well as the land itself. The fifth-generation rancher appeared before the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Smallhouse told the members...

NCBA Comments on “Fake Meat” Oversight

Danielle Beck, Director of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association advocated for the USDA to oversee lab-grown fake-meat products. She spoke during a meeting hosted by the Food and Drug Administration. The...
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ND Soybean See For Yourself Tour – Day 3

Sabrina Hill joins the North Dakota Soybean Council and about 20 producers from North Dakota on the annual See For Yourself Tour. She talks with Thomas Shepard of Crystal, ND about his experiences on...

EPA Reportedly Ditches Hardship Waiver Fix

The Environmental Protection Agency has ditched a proposal to make up for lost biofuel volumes stemming from hardship waivers as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The plan was seen as a fix for...

Former GMA Members Create New Food Lobby

A Group of former Grocery Manufacturers Association members announced a new coalition called the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance. Founding member companies include Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA and Unilever United States. In...

Organic Group Sues Ben & Jerry’s Over Advertising Claims

The Organic Consumers Association has filed suit against Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's for deceptive labeling, marketing and sales of Unilever's Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream products. The suit was filed in D.C. Superior Court...

ND Soybean See For Yourself Tour – Day 2

American Ag Network's Sabrina Hill is the media representative on this year's North Dakota Soybean Council's See for Yourself Tour. Here is her recap of Day Two of the trip. You can also see...

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