Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Senator Hoeven returns from Asia

Senator John Hoeven on Tuesday briefed media on his recent trip to Asia with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to promote trade and review U.S.-Asian Security issues. The Congressional delegation on Saturday completed...

Grain recovery in Japan underway

The U.S. Grains Council has provided an update on the trade situation with Japan following its devastating earthquake and tsunami. The council, founded in 1960, has offices in Tokyo and elsewhere around the...

USMEF works to promote pork shoulder butt overseas

U.S. trade officials say the pork shoulder butt is a tender, flavorful and affordable cut that may not be reaching its full potential in some overseas export markets... A global initiative by the U.S....

EPA seeks to expand jurisdiction

Listen to full audio story by Farm Broadcaster Shawna Robertson. Over one hundred seventy Members of Congress have written to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to express deep concerns that...

Midwest student named National Ambassador

On Monday, Midwest Dairy Council announced Katie Osmundson of Robert Frost Elementary in Sioux Falls, S.D., was selected to serve as a National Student Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60’s Student Ambassador Program. Fuel...

Soybean farmers donate food

The United Soybean Board (USB), which represents the nearly 600,000 U.S. soybean farmers, will help Japanese small businesses that wish to donate food to those in need after multiple disasters in that country. The soybean...

Bilateral trade agreements beneficial

A recent USDA study was conducted to assess how bilateral trade agreements impact trade for nations. Economic Researcher Tom Vollrath says they were not surprised to learn from a general standpoint that the formation...

National Farm-City Council launches Facebook page

The National Farm-City Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing links between farm families and urban residents, has launched a Facebook page supporting the mission of the organization. The Facebook page provides information and...

Bioenergy “Good Practices” Project

The 25x’25 Alliance is inviting partners and all bioenergy stakeholders to participate in a new initiative launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to catalog and highlight sustainable “good practices” in bioenergy feedstock...

BCAP applications due May 27th

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that if the country is really going to make a huge shift to home-grown fuels using feed stocks other than corn, producers must be encouraged to grow them. He...

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