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South Dakota Wheat Outlook

Rusty Halvorson talks with Reid Chistopherson Executive Director of the South Dakota Wheat Commission.    

U.S.-China Dispute Harming Canadian Soybean Growers

Soybean farmers in Canada are feeling the impact of the U.S.-China trade war as soybean prices decline. CNBC reports that while Canadian soybean farmers...

Ag Shippers Say Trade War Costly

Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says trade disruptions are threatening to undermine an otherwise robust economy. The rail company, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, told...

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field on Regulatory Issues

The National Pork Producers Council says pork producers now face a “regulatory land grab” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bearing the brunt...

USDA: $2 Billion Available in 2017 Disaster Funds

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Monday announced agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and...

USDA Investing in Upgrading Rural Water Systems

The Department of Agriculture is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects across the nation to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities....

Nutrien to Acquire Agrible

Nutrien announced recently that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Agrible for $63-million. Agrible is a digital agriculture company that offers a...

Arizona FB President Wants Congress to Save Ranches and Federal Lands

Arizona Farm Bureau President Stephanie Smallhouse asked Congress to streamline regulations to preserve ranching, as well as the land itself. The fifth-generation rancher appeared...

McKinney to Lead Trade Mission to Southeast Asia

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Southeast Asia July 16-19. He’ll be joined...

Chinese Trade Surplus with U.S. Hits High Amid Tariff Concerns

The Chinese trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record number in June as its exports grew at a solid pace, something that could...

NCBA Comments on “Fake Meat” Oversight

Danielle Beck, Director of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association advocated for the USDA to oversee lab-grown fake-meat products. She spoke during...

Japan Will Resume Sheep and Goat Imports from U.S.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the Japanese government has finalized the technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports to Japan...

USDA Increases Corn, Soybean Production Forecast

The Department of Agriculture Thursday upped its predictions for larger corn and soybean crops this year. The USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report...
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ND Soybean See For Yourself Tour – Day 3

Sabrina Hill joins the North Dakota Soybean Council and about 20 producers from North Dakota on the annual See For Yourself Tour. She talks...
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#FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)

In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) takes viewers on a tour of his farm in northern California where he highlights the great variety...

U.S. House Holds Next Move on Farm Bill

Senator Pat Roberts points out that the U.S. House has the next move on the farm bill. The Senate Agriculture Committee chairman told a...

EPA Reportedly Ditches Hardship Waiver Fix

The Environmental Protection Agency has ditched a proposal to make up for lost biofuel volumes stemming from hardship waivers as part of the Renewable...

Trump to Nominate Kip Tom as UN Food Ambassador

President Trump plans to nominate Indiana farmer Kip Tom as the United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture at...

Former GMA Members Create New Food Lobby

A Group of former Grocery Manufacturers Association members announced a new coalition called the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance. Founding member companies include Danone North...

Organic Group Sues Ben & Jerry’s Over Advertising Claims

The Organic Consumers Association has filed suit against Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's for deceptive labeling, marketing and sales of Unilever's Ben & Jerry's Ice...

ND Soybean See For Yourself Tour – Day 2

American Ag Network's Sabrina Hill is the media representative on this year's North Dakota Soybean Council's See for Yourself Tour. Here is her recap...

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field as FDA Makes Regulatory Land Grab

Already bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation against American agriculture, U.S. pork producers now face additional headwinds in the form of a regulatory...

U.S. to Further Implement Trade Tariffs

The U.S. plans to implement more tariffs on China as part of an ongoing trade war between the two countries. In a statement released...

Delegation Urges President to Prioritize U.S. Agriculture During Trade Negotiations

U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today strongly urged President Trump to make U.S. agriculture...

USDA Stops Allowing Select Media to Pre-analyze Crop, Livestock Reports

The Department of Agriculture will end its "lockup" procedures for select media that allows reporters early access to crop and livestock reports. The organizations...
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EU Trade Chief: Targeting U.S. Ag in Tariffs Best Hope for Trade Change

In retaliating against trade tariffs, the European Union is doubling down on American Whiskey. EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström shut down a request to...

BEEF Continues as Official Meat of the 78th Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally™

BEEF continues to be celebrated by thousands of consumers as they head to the 78th Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally™. The South Dakota Beef Industry...

HELM Agro US Acquires EXTREME® Herbicide From BASF

HELM Agro US, Inc. announces the signing of an agreement to acquire EXTREME® herbicide from BASF Corporation. EXTREME provides excellent burndown and season-long residual control of...

ND Soybean Council’s See For Yourself Tour, Day 1 Recap

On day one of the North Dakota Soybean Council‘s See for yourself tour, Tuesday, American Ag Network’s Sabrina Hill joined soybean growers on a...

Trump: No Hurry to Settle NAFTA

President Donald Trump told Fox News he’s not going to rush into a new North American Free Trade Agreement. He thinks the U.S. can...

First Monsanto Cancer Trial Begins

A trial is underway this week in California as witnesses will begin to testify in the first case alleging that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer...

May Beef Exports Shatter Record While Pork Exports Go Lower

U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May, while also significantly increasing year-over-year in volume. That’s according to new data released by...

USDA Applauds Housing Eligibility for Temporary Farm Workers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 amended a...

Cooperative Wants Price Floors on Dairy Products

While low milk prices and a trade war continue to make things difficult for America’s dairy farmers, a northeast U.S. cooperative is asking the...

Farmers will Glean Production, Market Tips from Madison FarmStarts Seminar

To equip beginning farmers with the latest production, business and marketing knowledge for grain operations, National Farmers on July 18, will host its free FarmStarts...

National Chicken Council Animal Welfare Guidelines Certified

The review process has taken several months, but the National Chicken Council’s broiler and broiler breeder welfare guidelines have been certified by the Professional...

ND Soybean Council “See For Yourself Tour” Heads to Portland, OR

Soybean growers are on their way to Portland, Oregon to partake in the See For Yourself Tour sponsored by the North Dakota Soybean Council....

China Quickly Retaliating Against U.S.

Following implementation day of President Trump’s tariffs on China, the nation responded quickly to retaliate with previously threatened penalties on U.S. pork, beef, soybeans...

Japan TPP Ratification Brings Concerns for U.S. Wheat

U.S. wheat farmers are concerned with the recent move by Japan to ratify the updated Trans-Pacific Partnership last week. U.S. Wheat Associates says implementation...

Farm Bill Conference Could be Slow

Lawmakers are back on Capitol Hill this week but getting the farm bill to the finish line may be a slow process. The Hagstrom...

EPA Seeking “New Tone”

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a “new tone” with a change in leadership. Andrew Wheeler, who now serves as the acting administrator of...

Growth Energy: American Drivers Pass 5 Billion Miles on E15

Growth Energy announced today that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid...

The Trump Administration Can Prevent the Threat of Wheat Export Losses Under CPTPP

Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) without the United States is a time bomb set to demolish more than 60 years...

Corn Exports Hit Record High in April

U.S. corn exports reached an all-time high of 7.7 million tons in the month of April. Through May, year-to-date corn shipments were estimated at...

Farmers for Free Trade React to Tariff War Escalation

More tariffs have officially gone into effect between China and the U.S, worth $34 billion, and Farmers for Free Trade says it’s hitting producers...

Equipment Manufacturers: Trade War Bad for Business, Risks Jobs

Dennis Slater, President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, says his organization is disappointed that the Trump Administration is moving forward with more tariffs...

China Tariff On U.S. Pork Now Tops 60 Percent; American Pork Producers Face Financial...

U.S. pork producers now face punitive tariffs of 62 percent on exports to China, a market that represented 17 percent of total U.S. exports...

Sugar Policy Reformers Aren’t Done

Business and taxpayer groups trying to overhaul federal sugar policy say they’re down, but not out, after the Senate failed to consider their amendment...

Trump Looking at Even Higher Tariffs

A Bloomberg report says President Donald Trump is threatening to put a tariff on every single import from China. The world’s two largest economies...

Embattled EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns; Ag Groups React

Citing "unrelenting attacks", the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt resigned from his position Thursday afternoon. In his resignation letter addressed to President...
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