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Marshall announces July Listening Tour

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Roger Marshall will begin his July Listening Tour on Thursday, July 6. Constituents are encouraged to attend and ask questions. This will make 35 listening tour stops... Read More

USGC: NAFTA Modernization Efforts Should Seek to Ease Uncertainty For Customers, U.S. Farmers

Concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have disrupted relationships with longstanding customers of U.S. grains and caused significant concern in farm country, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chairman Chip Councell tes... Read More

NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritize Ag

A modernized North American Free Trade Agreement must build upon market gains for U.S. agriculture and settle remaining challenges for our nation’s farmers and ranchers in our neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stat... Read More

Maine Takes Lead in Food Sovereignty Movement

Maine Governor Paul LePage recently signed a bill into law that affirms the rights of cities and towns to regulate local food production in their areas. A Press Herald Dot Com report says that makes Maine the second state in the U.S. to allow consume... Read More

Moran, Manchin Call on FCC to Expand Broadband Access in Rural America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) recently sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward with the Remote Areas Fund (RAF). The senators urged the FCC to structure the RAF in ... Read More

Minnesota Still Engaging With Cuba Despite Setback

Minnesota’s government and businesses are actively engaging in Cuba in areas like agricultural trade. This is despite a rollback in trade relations by U.S. President Donald Trump. Reuters reports that Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is ... Read More

State, Local Officials Urge Inclusive Approach to WOTUS Rewrite

Any rewrite of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation – which clarifies the waters and wetlands that fall under federal protection – should reflect differences in regional climate, geology and hydrology,... Read More

Roberts Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Farmers Purchase New Equipment and Replace Worn-Out Machinery

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to introduce the bipartisan Agriculture Equipment and Machinery Depreciation Act to help farmers purchase new equipment and replac... Read More

Member of House Ag Committee to visit western Nebraska

Congressman Donald Bacon Representative of Nebraska's 2nd District will be in western Nebraska June 24-25. Bacon is on the House Committee on Agriculture and is looking to broaden his knowledge of agriculture in the state. "I was raised on a co... Read More

NMPF Leaders Applaud European High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names

PARIS, FRANCE – The recent European Court of Justice ruling upholding European Union regulations that prevent plant-based dairy alternatives from using terms like “milk,” “cheese” and “yogurt” is a victory for the same battle occurring ... Read More

(VIDEO) Smith Questions U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer on Agriculture Trade Priorities

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on agriculture trade priorities in today’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Trump’s trade agenda.  Smith focused on China’... Read More