Tuesday, January 22, 2019

News Archive

As Rates Tick Up, Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending

The volume of non-real estate farm debt continued to increase in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the Federal Reserve’s Agricultural Finance Databook....

Vilsack: Shutdown Impacts Could Last Years

The government shutdown could cause a ripple effect across the federal government for years, according to former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack recently told...

Scientist Studying How to Help Plants Adapt to Temperature Changes

The University of California-Riverside is studying ways to help plants deal with rising temperatures. While not immune to changing climate, plants respond to the...

Rep. Marshall Urges Trump to Continue Fighting for Farmers in Trade

U.S. Representative Roger Marshal urged President Trump to continue to fight for farmers in trade negotiations. In a Washington Examiner opinion piece, the Kansas...

China, U.S. Swine Industries Gather to Address African Swine Fever

Despite ongoing trade challenges between their two countries, members of the swine industries in the United States and China gathered in mid-January to seek...

Trade War Shifting Feed Demand Amid Ethanol Production Cuts

The trade war is causing U.S. ethanol production to decline, thus raising the costs of distillers dried grains, a byproduct of the ethanol process...

Rep. Marshall Urges Trump to Continue Fighting for Farmers in Trade

U.S. Representative Roger Marshal urged President Trump to continue to fight for farmers in trade negotiations. In a Washington Examiner opinion piece, the Kansas...

China, U.S. Swine Industries Gather to Address African Swine Fever

Despite ongoing trade challenges between their two countries, members of the swine industries in the United States and China gathered in mid-January to seek...

Trade War Shifting Feed Demand Amid Ethanol Production Cuts

The trade war is causing U.S. ethanol production to decline, thus raising the costs of distillers dried grains, a byproduct of the ethanol process...

Vilsack: Shutdown Impacts Could Last Years

The government shutdown could cause a ripple effect across the federal government for years, according to former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack recently told...

As Rates Tick Up, Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending

The volume of non-real estate farm debt continued to increase in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the Federal Reserve’s Agricultural Finance Databook....

North Dakota Farmer Gets Recognition from President Trump at AFBF

Val Wagner a farmer and rancher from Monango, North Dakota was recognized by President Trump at the 100th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention...

Study: GMO Opposition Highest from Those Who Know the Least

A new study published by the science journal Nature Human Behavior states opposition to GMOs is highest among those who know the least about...

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...

Louis Dreyfus to Exit Dairy Business

Louis Dreyfus Company this week announced it would exit its small dairy business as part of an overhaul to revive growth at the agriculture...

Wheeler Intends to Rollout E15 Rules by Summer, Pending Shutdown

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to complete a rule that allows year-round E15 sales by June. However, the government shutdown may delay the action....

California Lawmakers Propose New Ag Labor Bill

A new ag labor bill by California Senator Dianna Feinstein and Repetitive Zoe Lofgren would allow certain foreign agricultural workers to receive permanent U.S....

Study: GMO Opposition Highest from Those Who Know the Least

A new study published by the science journal Nature Human Behavior states opposition to GMOs is highest among those who know the least about...

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...

Louis Dreyfus to Exit Dairy Business

Louis Dreyfus Company announced it would exit its small dairy business as part of an overhaul to revive growth at the agriculture commodity company....

Food Industry Disputes New Dietary Study

Food industry leaders say a new study on dietary suggestions “lacks any kind of scientific rigor and only serves to misguide Americans on their...

Wheeler Intends to Rollout E15 Rules by Summer, Pending Shutdown

The EPA intends to complete a rule that allows year-round E15 sales by June. However, the government shutdown may delay the action. EPA acting...

California Lawmakers Propose New Ag Labor Bill

A new ag labor bill by California would allow certain foreign agricultural workers to receive permanent U.S. residency. They introduced the bill Thursday. Under...

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...

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...

Dairy Prices May Be Ready to Rise in 2019

Milk prices haven’t exactly jumped higher early on in 2019. A Drovers’ report says dairy farmers are in need of a market rally after...

African Swine Fever Continues to Spread Overseas

Another province in China is now infected with African Swine Fever. A Pork Checkoff report says there are now 24 distinct areas in China...

Hours of Service Bill Reintroduced in House

A bill proposed in the last session of Congress has surfaced once again in this session, specifically in the House of Representatives. The bill...

WTO Will Rule Against Chinese Agriculture Subsidies

The World Trade Organization will soon rule in favor of the United States in a long-standing dispute with China. The U.S. says Chinese government...

Farm Bureau Adopts 2019 Policies at Convention

The farmer and rancher delegates at the 100th annual convention set the organization’s policy priorities for the upcoming year. Topics included farm bill implementation,...

USDA Temporarily Reopens FSA Offices for Limited Services During Shutdown

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that many Farm Service Agency offices will reopen temporarily over the next few days to perform limited services for...

Second Annual Soil Health Summit Awards Honor Best in Soil Health

Five dedicated leaders in soil health received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These...

Rounds to Wheeler: Finalizing Year-Round Sales of E-15 Before Summer Driving Season Crucial...

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today questioned Andrew Wheeler, the president’s nominee...

ACE Commends Senators for Confronting Acting EPA Administrator on Ethanol During Confirmation Hearing

Today, the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on the nomination of Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to lead...

Midwest Dairy to Introduce New Dairy Ambassadors at 52nd Annual North Dakota Dairy Convention

Midwest Dairy has announced the recipients of North Dakota's Dairy Ambassador scholarship program: Zach Gebke of Arthur, north Dakota, and Elli Peterson of Finlayson,...

Farmland Sales Starting to Rise

The Farmers National Company says there are some questions abounding in the current farmland market. There is legitimate worry that the negative financial situation...

Restaurant Chains Fire Back at Animal Welfare Report

World Animal Protection is an animal-rights group based in the United Kingdom. Subway, as well as international casual-dining chain Nando’s, fired back at criticism...
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Plenty of Ag Trade Opportunities for Europe and the U.S.

European agriculture officials gave a presentation at the American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention and trade with the U.S. was the number one topic....

USDA Working on FSA Fix

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is working with the Office of Management and Budget to find ways to reduce the impact of...

State Departments of Agriculture Call for an End to Shutdown

The partial government shutdown is having a profound and cascading impact on American farmers and ranchers. Because of this, the National Association of State...

Trump Talks Trade, Immigrant Labor at Farm Bureau Convention

For the second-straight year, President Donald Trump spoke at the American Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention. While the president used his speech to try and...

HELM Agro US Launches Zone Elite Herbicide for Soybeans

HELM Agro US, Inc. has added Zone Elite to the company’s ‘ZONE’ herbicide family for U.S. soybean growers. Zone Elite is a pre-emergence herbicide for broad-spectrum...

HELM Agro US Hires Craig Taylor as Northern Corn Belt Sales Manager

HELM Agro US, Inc. announces the hiring of Craig Taylor as the company’s new Northern Corn Belt Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Taylor is responsible...

Farmland Sales Starting to Rise

The Farmers National Company says there are questions abounding in the current farmland market. There is legitimate worry that the negative financial situation will...

Restaurant Chains Fire Back at Animal Welfare Report

World Animal Protection is an animal-rights group based in the UK. Subway, fired back at the criticism in a report from the organization titled...

USDA Working on FSA Fix

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is working with the Office of Management and Budget to find ways to reduce the impact of...

State Departments of Agriculture Call for an End to Shutdown

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is calling on Congress and the Administration to rapidly get a settlement and end the shutdown...

Trump Talks Trade, Immigrant Labor at Farm Bureau Convention

For the second-straight year, President Donald Trump spoke at the American Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention. While the president used his speech to try and...

Plenty of Ag Trade Opportunities for Europe and the U.S.

European officials gave a presentation at the Farm Bureau’s 100th Convention where trade with the U.S. was the number 1 topic. They say there...

Farm Bureau Experts Talk Trade for 2019

American Farm Bureau policy experts talked trade during a workshop at the organization’s 100th annual convention. Farm Bureau will be keeping an eye on...
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