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Wildfire Livestock Losses Will Qualify for Financial Help

Livestock producers who lost animals in the central plains’ wildfires may qualify for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). An Oklahoma State University Extension report says the LIP program provides assistance...

Mexico and European Union Reach Trade Deal

The European Commission announced over the weekend that the European Union and Mexico had reached a free trade deal. A CNN Money report says the deal virtually eliminates tariffs on “practically all goods” traded...

Comprehensive New NAFTA Coming Soon

Negotiators from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada are still pushing hard to get a “comprehensive” new North American Free Trade Agreement in place. Politico says negotiators from the three NAFTA countries have been meeting...

Wildfire Aid Amendment Included in Farm Bill Proposal

Wildfires have burned major portions of Oklahoma, as well as several other areas in the High Plains, over the past week. In an attempt to give better aid to people in those areas, a...

Peterson: Pelosi Didn’t Direct Farm Bill, but Ryan May Have

Republicans in the House have accused Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of pushing Democrats on the House Agricultural Committee to oppose the House version of the farm bill. The biggest objection is over proposed changes...

American Ag Network Week in Review Podcast for April 21

The 2018 Farm Bill is moving forward; Sabrina Hill reports on the House Ag Committee hearing with comments from House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX), Vice Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA), Ranking...

Conaway Hopeful House Will Consider Farm Bill in May

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway is hopeful the U.S. House will consider the 2018 farm bill next month. Conaway told reporters he wants to bring the bill to the full U.S. House in May,...

Farmers Make Their Voices Heard in Farm Bill Debate

The Farm Bill debate is officially underway with the House Agricultural Committee marking up H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, this week. The Senate Ag Committee is expected to markup its version...

National Dairy FARM Program, Beef Quality Assurance Program Seek Nominations for Joint Dairy Award

The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program is partnering with the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program to collect nominations for the first-ever joint FARM/BQA Dairy Award for 2019. The deadline to apply...

Corn Farmers Welcome Barbre to RMA

The National Corn Growers Association today congratulated NCGA Past President Martin Barbre on his selection to Administrator of the Risk Management Agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Martin Barbre has been a long-time advocate...

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