Saturday, September 22, 2018

News Archive

Growth Energy Welcomes Congressional Support for Year-Round E15

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanks the 24 members of the House Biofuels Caucus for sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking...

Nebraska Farmers Have New Option for Health Insurance

The Nebraska Farm Bureau heard consistently from its producer-members that the lack of affordable health insurance was a huge concern. President Steve Nelson says...

Bayer Says Dicamba Decision Likely Coming Soon

The world’s largest agribusiness is predicting the Environmental Protection Agency will decide soon on the future of dicamba. Bayer expects the EPA to issue...

U.S. – India Closing In On Trade Agreement

India and the United States are currently in negotiations on a trade package. Reuters says Washington and New Delhi are looking to remove some...

Livestock Losses Mounting after Florence

Recovery is underway in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. The number of livestock lost to flooding is climbing in the aftermath. The North Carolina...

Canada Farmers Say Dairy Not a Bargaining Chip in Negotiations

Talks between Canada and the U.S. regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement are intensifying in Washington, D.C. Bloomberg says Canadian dairy farmers recently...

Iowa Allowed To Join WOTUS Lawsuit

A North Dakota federal judge says Iowa can temporarily stop enforcing the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule. The Associated Press says several ag...

NBB, ASA Ask President Trump to Support Biodiesel Producers, Soy Farmers

Thursday, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote President Donald Trump asking that he “provide additional help to the...

China Sets More Tariffs on U.S. Food and Ag Imports

China said Tuesday that it will hit back against President Donald Trump with retaliatory duties of five or 10 percent against another $60 billion...

Global Pork Production Shifting Because of Virus

A Rabobank report says the African Swine Fever virus has shifted the outlook for the global pork industry. The virus was first found in...
Cotton in Arizona. Photo by Sabrina Hill

Florence Washing Away Cotton and Tobacco Crops

The record-setting and still-rising floodwaters of Hurricane Florence are wreaking havoc on cotton and tobacco crops in the Carolinas. North Carolina Farm Bureau spokesperson...

Is Canada Purposefully Dragging Out NAFTA Negotiations?

As Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to Washington, D.C. for continued NAFTA negotiations, a prominent Congressional member says time is running out....

“Cultivating the Seeds of Safety” this Year’s Theme for Farm Safety Week

Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This recognition is an annual...

Hurricane Florence Flooding Impacting Poultry Operations

Sanderson Farms says flooding from hurricane Florence has resulted in the loss of about 1.7 million broiler chickens. In a statement, the company says...

Canada Returns to DC for NAFTA Talks

North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the U.S. and Canada resume this week as both sides attempt to reach a deal by the...

Trump China Trade War Troubling Talks with Japan

The ongoing trade war with China is threatening trade relations with Japan. Reuters reports that the start of a second round of trade talks...

Tariffs Harming Ag Equipment Makers

More tariffs in the tit-for-tat trade war between the U.S. and China means more suffering for agriculture and agricultural equipment makers. Feeling the brunt...

Farm Bill Delay Possible as Deadline Looms

The farm bill deadline at the end of the month could pass without a new farm bill or an extension. As the pace of...

USDA Partners to Improve Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 42 States

Nearly $400 million from the Department of Agriculture are helping rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states. USDA announced Monday...

NCGA Names Doggett as CEO

The National Corn Growers Association announced Jon Doggett as the organization next CEO, taking the place of Chris Novak. Doggett is the fifth CEO...

U.S. Ag Coalition Sponsors U.S.-Cuba Business Meetings

A coalition of agriculture groups plan a U.S.-Cuba ag business conference in November. The U.S.-Cuba Agriculture Business Conference, according to organizers, comes at a...

Interior’s Sue and Settle Order Exposes Secret Settlements with Activists

Activists have grown rich by suing the government and reaping billions of taxpayers’ dollars – and all in secret, according to the American Farm...

U.S. Continues Demand for Dairy Fix in NAFTA

The United States still demands a dairy fix in the North American Free Trade Agreement, but Canada still wants to protect its dairy industry....

Growth Energy Launches Bus Tour Promoting E15

The summer ban on E15 sales in select areas ended over the weekend as Growth Energy launched a campaign to promote E15 and higher...

Garth Brooks Announces Private Concert for the National FFA Organization

Garth Brooks, the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take the stage in Indianapolis for a private show at this year’s 91st National FFA Convention...

ASF Found in Belgium and Spreading in China

Belgian authorities confirmed that the African Swine Fever Virus has been found in their country. That’s adding to increasing worries about the virus moving...

Roberts Asks Conaway, Peterson, to Remain in Washington

Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts is also chair of the House-Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee. The Hagstrom Report says Roberts feels Congress is...

Mexico Heading to Washington to Move NAFTA Forward

Mexican officials are on their way to Washington to work on the wording of the trade agreement between Mexico and the U.S. A Bloomberg...

Soybean Prices Improve 15 Percent if Tariffs Resolved

If the U.S. can get its trade disputes resolved, one economist says soybean prices could jump as much as 15 percent higher. Farm Journal’s...

Trump: the U.S. Under “No Pressure” to Make Deal with China

President Donald Trump pushed back at the Wall Street Journal, which ran an article saying the U.S. was under pressure to make a deal...

Senators Grill Administration Officials at Trade Hearing

Ag state senators peppered Trump Administration officials at USDA and the Office of the Trade Representative with questions regarding trade policy. The Thursday hearing...

Brooks Ranch Recognized as Environmental Stewardship Award Winner

The North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) presented the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award to Robert and Holly Brooks of Rhame, N.D., during the NDSA's 89th...

USDA Prepares for Hurricane Response

As a slightly downgraded, but highly dangerous Hurricane Florence targets the Carolinas, the Department of Agriculture stands ready to help once the storm passes....

China Cuts Soybean Import Forecast

China this week lowered its forecast for the 2018-2019 import season for soybeans due to the trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Farmers...

USDA Details Trade Damage Estimate Calculations

The Department of Agriculture Thursday released details of the trade aid package calculations for payments, a method previously unknown and questioned by some ag...

Farm Bill Passage On-time Uncertain

Time to finish the farm bill before the September 30th deadline is running out. House and Senate ag leaders are working to quickly iron...

WASDE Predicts Second-largest Corn Crop, Record Soybean Crop

The Latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand report predict the second-largest corn crop for the United States this year and a record soybean crop....

Monthly Tractor, Combine Sales Increase

Farmers and ranchers purchased more combines and tractors last month according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The latest monthly...

Refiner Waivers Could Cost Ethanol Industry $20 Billion

New research estimates the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and $20 billion in sales from the administration’s approach...

USDA Says Meat and Animal Product Exports up in 2018

All major U.S. animal protein sources experienced growth in exports in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. The...

State Ag Officials Voice Concerns with Trade Approach

State agriculture officials say the Trump administration needs to aggressively seek market access across the globe while expressing concerns with the administration's trade agenda....

Trump Administration Seeking China Trade Talks

The Trump administration proposes a new round of trade talks between the U.S. and China to stop an additional round of tariffs on Chinese...

Four North Dakota Growers Present $20,000 in Donations to Local Organizations

Four North Dakota growers each directed a $5,000 donation to a nonprofit of their choice as part of the Bayer Cereal Experts Grain for...

National Dairy Council New Product Competition Underway

The National Dairy Council New Product Competition seeks the next dairy product from college students across the United States and Canada. The eighth annual...

2019 Farmland Rental Rates Expected Steady with 2018

Farmland rental rates are not expected to change much in 2019. A new forecast by Farmers National Company predicts cash rental rates for 2019...

Indonesia and Australia Commit to Trade Agreement

Indonesia and Australia last week concluded negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. The partnership deepens the trade ties between the countries, benefiting...

NAFTA Main Sticking Point Indeed is Dairy

Negotiators from Canada returned to Washington, D.C. Tuesday in an effort to reach a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canadian Foreign...

Farm Bill Extension Not Ruled Out

Getting a farm bill done before the current law expires at the end of this month may not happen, as congressional leaders have not...

Hurricane Changes Fly-in Schedule for Ag Groups

Hurricane Florence is adding another wrinkle to the farm bill process as farmers are being asked to return home Wednesday as part of the...

National Farmers Union DC Fly-in This Week

National Farmers Union members head to Capitol Hill this week at a critical time for agriculture issues. NFU is hosting 350 farmers as part...
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