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SD Representative gains seat on the House Ag Committee

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem gained a seat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee this week as negotiations on the next Farm Bill begin to heat up.  Noem, a lifelong farmer and rancher,...

FSA authorizes CRP grazing for flooded ranchers

Livestock producers that aren’t able to access pastureland due to flooding can use CRP for grazing, according to Aaron Krauter, State Executive Director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. “Because of the...

WTO contemplates alternative for Doha Talks

Reports coming out of Geneva this week confirm that it will be impossible to conclude the Doha round of World Trade Organization negotiations by the end of 2011.  Negotiators are discussing...

American Coalition for Ethanol endorses Open Fuel Standard Act Legislation in Congress

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) yesterday confirmed its support of H.R. 1687, the Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011.  Supporters of this bill ensuring that more vehicles capable of operating on alternatives to...

Weekly spring wheat crop summary

Serious planting delays, due to perpetual cool, rainy weather and saturated soils, continue to challenge producers in the primary U.S. hard red spring wheat production areas of North Dakota and Montana. More than 60...

Area leaders talk crop insurance with Federal officials

Extreme weather is threatening crop production on several fronts this season - A scorching drought has withered the winter wheat crop in the Southern Plains. Historic flooding has swamped states along the Mississippi. Cool,...

Corn Farmers Coalition launches educational program 3rd year in a row

The Corn Farmers Coalition announced that it will be at the nation's capital for the third year in a row to teach about U.S. family farmers who produce corn. The major educational program debuts...

71 schools receive dollars to support Fuel Up to Play 60

Midwest Dairy Council awarded $122,945 to 71 schools in 10 Midwest states, including Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and eastern Oklahoma, to support their Fuel...

Dairy Tour in Central Minnesota

The Minnesota Milk Producers Association and University of Minnesota Extension are inviting those who are interested in Minnesota’s dairy production practices and networking with fellow members of the dairy industry to attend their Bus...

U.S. Supreme Court denies review of EPA decision on carbofuran domestic tolerances

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition yesterday by FMC Corporation, the National Corn Growers Association, National Sunflower Association and National Potato Council for review of a lower appellate court ruling which had upheld...

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