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USB opens See For Yourself program application

U.S. soybean farmers can now apply for the United Soybean Board’s (USB) free See for Yourself (SFY) program, which will enable 10 U.S. soybean farmers this year to witness for themselves how the soybeans...

Ag Secretary Vilsack announces USDA cuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must be built to meet the evolving needs of a 21st century agricultural economy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday in presenting USDA's Blueprint for Stronger Service, a...

Record-breaking attendance at POTATO EXPO 2012

More than 1,500 potato growers and industry leaders from across the United States and a dozen countries turned out for POTATO EXPO 2012, held January 5-7, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. POTATO EXPO 2012 featured...

Hoeven discusses Farm Bill priorities with ag leaders

Senator John Hoeven met with North Dakota agriculture group leaders to gather input for the next farm bill, which Congress will work to reauthorize in 2012. Hoeven called the meeting because the U.S. Senate...

NBB Comments on EPA Camelina Proposal

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released the following statement Thursday after the EPA published a proposed rule approving camelina oil as a feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2): "Biodiesel's evolving feedstock diversity is one of...

Monsanto launches America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

The Monsanto Fund is launching America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education to aid rural school districts by providing $10,000 and $25,000 grants in 1,245 counties across 39 states. America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education gives farmers the...

Renewables represent growing share of U.S. energy production

Data from the DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows renewable energy sources continue to grow rapidly while outpacing the growth rates of fossil fuels and nuclear power. According to EIA data for the first nine...

Governors Dalrymple & Perry wager on championship football game

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has made a friendly wager with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the outcome of Saturday’s NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision title game between North Dakota State University and Sam Houston...

ASA reviews its accomplishments

American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer-leaders reviewed some of the key accomplishments from a year that saw ASA serve soybean farmers by protecting and increasing the market value and opportunities for U.S. soybeans. "ASA members play...

Growers build on trade, biotech successes in the New Year

The National Corn Growers Association's Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team was created in 2010 by the unification of two existing action teams.  Seeing that trade issues facing the corn industry most often involved...

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