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King’s Ag Committee Removal Hurts Iowa Farmers

Representative Steve King’s departure from the House Agriculture Committee eliminates a voice for Iowa farmers, according to the Des Moines Register. King was removed from the committee over controversial comments, leading to the first...

NWF Officially Opens 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest

The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting grower enrollment for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest! The Contest is divided into two primary competition categories: winter wheat and...

BASF #MonarchChallenge concludes its 2018 migration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da4aoJ-T6gc The BASF Monarch Challenge, a biodiversity initiative seeking to restore the monarch butterfly population, recently completed its year-long migration, along with the monarchs’ migration from Canada to the oyamel fir forests of Mexico. Stopping...

BQA Certification Required by Tyson Foods

Beef Quality Assurance certification is in high demand. Extension offices along with other professional in the beef sector are encouraging all beef producers, feed yards and beef transportation units to become BQA and BQAT...

Association of Equipment Manufacturers Unveils New Logo

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, unveiled a new brand identity to reflect how its more than 1,000 members build momentum for...

U.S. Soybeans Making Big Progress in EU

While U.S. soybean sales to China suffered in 2018, they’re making some headway across the Atlantic Ocean. On the 50th anniversary of the soybean industry’s development efforts in the European Union, the United States...

NASS Collects Nearly Half-Million Census of Ag Questionnaires Online

The National Ag Statistics Service wrapped up its Census of Agriculture collection in 2018. The agency plans to release the new up-to-date Census data in 2019. “Over the course of 2018, NASS conducted the...

Red Meat Exports Deliver Value to Corn Producers

The U.S. Meat Export Federation says an updated study shows the value that red meat exports deliver to U.S. corn producers. A Drovers’ Report says a study conducted in 2016 by World Perspective, Incorporated,...
EU

Ag Groups Insist Agriculture Be Included in EU Trade Deal

A coalition of food and agriculture groups insist that any future trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union include agriculture. The groups also want the agreement to address the EU’s restrictive tariff...

Conaway: ‘It’s a Big Deal for Rural America’

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) applauds the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, securing a big win for farmers, ranchers and rural America. Chairman Conaway's remarks below: My entire life I’ve never...

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