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EPA Seeking “New Tone”

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a “new tone” with a change in leadership. Andrew Wheeler, who now serves as the acting administrator of the EPA, is aiming for a more transparent direction with...

Growth Energy: American Drivers Pass 5 Billion Miles on E15

Growth Energy announced today that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) restrictions on the sale E15 fuel across...

Embattled EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns; Ag Groups React

Citing "unrelenting attacks", the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt resigned from his position Thursday afternoon. In his resignation letter addressed to President Donald Trump, Pruitt expressed thanks for the opportunity to serve...

China Canceling More U.S. Soybean Shipments

Chinese companies who’ve committed to buying soybeans from the U.S. through the year ending on August 31st are likely to cancel those shipments as the extra tariff on U.S. imports kicks in on Friday....

CoBank: Trade War Takes a Toll on Ag Economy

Despite the strongest global economic growth the world has seen since 2011, the uncertainty surrounding trade disputes is causing escalating concern for U.S. agriculture. CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division says seventy percent of U.S. ag...

Battle Breaks Out Over GMO Labeling

The USDA comment period on its proposed GMO labeling rule brought in more than 11,000 comments from farm groups, consumers, and multinational companies like Hershey’s. Politico says food manufacturers are at odds with farmers...

Producer Sentiment Rises Slightly in June

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly in the month of June, coming in at an index of 143, two points higher than May. Ag producers’ sentiment rose slightly in spite of...

Study Finds Lean Red Meat Can Support Healthy Hearts

People who follow a Mediterranean-style eating plan that incorporates lean red meat can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. That’s according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study...

Final Countdown for 2017 Census of Agriculture

There is still time to complete the Census of Agriculture for producers who may have missed the June 15th deadline. A Farm Journal report notes that completed forms were first due from farmers back...

Mexico’s New President Wants NAFTA Deal

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is the new president of Mexico, winning the election in what an Associated Press article called a “crushing victory.” The morning after he won the new job, he thanked U.S....

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