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USDA Ready to Respond to Hurricane Michael

The Department of Agriculture is ready to respond to Hurricane Michael. The department this week reiterated its commitment to rural communities that may be impacted by the Hurricane, saying state and county offices stand...

E15 Challenges Ahead

President Donald Trump paved the path for year-round E15 sales this week, but the road ahead is promised to be challenging. The President directed the EPA to move forward with allowing year-round sales, but...

Water Infrastructure Bill a Win for Rivers and Clean Water

Wednesday, the Senate passed H.R. 3021, America’s Infrastructure Act of 2018, sending it to the White House to be signed into law. The bill contains significant measures that benefit rivers and clean water and...

2018 Farmland Sales Increasing

Landowners are more interested in selling this year. The amount of land Farmers National Company has listed for sale is up 21 percent compared to last year at this time. Most of the sales...

Stabenow: Commodity Title a Political Issue in Farm Bill Talks

Farm bill conference committee leaders are at orders over the commodity title. Senator Debbie Stabenow claims House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway has politicized the farm bill with a provision that would take “tens...

Trump Announcement Opens Door for Year-Round E15

President Donald Trump Tuesday moved forward with plans to allow year-round sales of E15 fuel blends. The move met applause from many U.S. biofuels and commodity groups, as year-round E15 has been a goal...

The SCN Coalition Encourages Piggybacking on Fall Fertility Sampling

For soybean farmers and agronomists doing soil fertility sampling and testing this fall, “it’s also a great time to pull soil samples for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) testing while you’re in the field,” says...

Leaders Across Five Decades Unite to Oppose USDA Plans

56 former officials caution Congress changes will harm agriculture, rural economy Manifesting alarm over the USDA’s plan to reorganize and relocate two statistical and research agencies, 56 former USDA and federal statistical agency officials, including...

USDA: Honey Bee Colony Number Steady

Elevated winter colony losses have not resulted in enduring declines in colony numbers, according to new data released by the Department of Agriculture. Instead, the number of U.S. honey bee colonies is either stable...

Checkoff’s Undeniably Dairy Fall Campaign To Reconnect Americans with Dairy Farmers

The fall season is a time for friends and families to reconnect with one another, usually around a holiday meal where discussions and even friendly debates are part of the occasion. The fall also...

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