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Trump Signs $1.3T Spending Measure

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure, which contains many sections and provisions affecting agriculture and food. The House on Thursday voted 256-167 to approve th... Read More

Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elects new officers

Lincoln, Neb. — The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elected new officers and board members during its annual meeting on March 9. Newly elected officers include: chairman of the board, Stephanie Liska of Wayne; vice chair, Brad Lubben of... Read More

Cattle on Feed Report Jerry Stowell Country Futures *AUDIO*

Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly cattle-on-feed report, released at 3:00 p.m. ET Friday, and analysts' estimates as compiled by the Wall Street Journal. In million head. Numbers USDA's Average Range 2018 2017 estimated of analys... Read More

KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Argentina

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Argentina from July 24 to Aug. 1, 2018. In an effort to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetic... Read More

Farmers for Free Trade: Tariffs Make American Farmers a Target

Brian Kuehl, Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade, says the Section 301 tariff announcement against China is bad news for American agriculture. The group says these tariffs will put a target on the backs of American farmers. Kuehl says, ... Read More

Former Nebraska Farm Bureau President Bryce Neidig  Passes Away at the age of 86

LINCOLN, NEB. – Bryce Neidig, the second longest serving president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, was remembered for being an articulate and popular president who was enthusiastic about the future of Farm Bureau and agriculture. He died March 22 at the a... Read More

Omnibus Spending Bill Also Contains Livestock “Fixes”

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association was pleased to see that the omnibus appropriations spending bill released on Wednesday night has what it called “two commonsense solutions to regulatory overreach in the Fiscal Year 2018.” The spending bill i... Read More

Congressional Spending Bill Includes DAIRY PRIDE Act Language in Victory for Milk Labeling Standards

ARLINGTON, VA – The congressional spending bill approved Thursday in the House and awaiting final vote in the Senate directs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action against mislabeled imitation dairy foods, representing a major v... Read More

Improving the health of honey bees

Seshadri and her team of CSU researchers have received a $488,000 Pollinator Health Fund grant awarded by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, to st... Read More

Rep. Marshall:  Omnibus provides 199A Fix, Rural Broadband Expansion, ELD Delay, and more.

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Marshall voted in support of the omnibus spending bill. The bill appropriates the funds agreed upon in the FY 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act, which was approved in February of 2018. Like the budget agreement, this app... Read More

Chinese Retaliation On U.S. Pork Exports Will Harm The Rural Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Pork Producers Council warned that possible Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork could have a significant negative impact on rural America. China has indicated it will impose the duties in response to U.S. tariffs and rest... Read More