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USDA Invests More Than $1 Billion to Improve Health Care in Rural Areas

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA provided more than $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 to help improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural commu... Read More

Biodiesel Board Responds to RFS RIN Concerns

A letter from the National Biodiesel Board to the Trump Administration seeks to clarify issues refineries are wanted addressed. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is holding the nomination of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to the Department of Agricultu... Read More

(Video) Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87. T... Read More

Farm Groups React to House Passage of Tax Reform

Farm groups offered a mixed reaction to House passage of a tax reform package. The American Farm Bureau Federation called the action a “step closer to a tax code that works for all farmers and ranchers.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa... Read More

U.S. Farm Exports Hit Third Highest Level on Record

Agriculture exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The Department of Agriculture announced the... Read More

Focus Shifts to Senate Where Tax-Reform Battles Continue

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill. The bill passed with a 227-to-205 vote. President Donald Trump traveled to Capitol Hill ahead of the House vote Thursday morning ... Read More

Huskers aim to increase diversity in agricultural science workforce

A new project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is focused on increasing women and minority interest in science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-related agricultural majors and careers. The project is called Cultivate ACCESS: Agriculture Ca... Read More


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Cattlemen: House-Passed Tax Bill

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and fourth-generation Nebraska cattle producer, today released the following statement in response to U.S. House approval of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “House approval ... Read More

Proposed bill would be detrimental to sugar beet growers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Nov. 7, introduced the “Sugar Policy Modernization Act,” in the House and Senate, which would overhaul the U.S. sugar program. Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) and Sens. Jeanne Shaheen... Read More

Fortenberry Statement on Introduction of Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act

(Lincoln, NE) – Last week, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. “I am pleased to offer exciting new leg... Read More