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U.S. biodiesel industry calls out illegal trading

Jefferson City – Today the National Biodiesel Board filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by f... Read More

House Agriculture Committee Evaluates Current Dairy Policy

Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review current dairy policy and explore options to make it more effective for farmers. This hearing is a continuation of the committee’s series to examine all aspects of the next farm bill. C... Read More

Some Details Surface Regarding Trump Plan for NAFTA Renegotiation

The Trump administration has created a list of 24 foreign trade practices it would like to address in a renegotiation of NAFTA and in any bilateral trade deal it might pursue, according to sources. The list, Key Elements of a Model Trade Agreement, ... Read More

Sens. Moran, Ernst and Rep. McCaul Introduce Legislation to Support Young People in Agriculture

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas) have introduced legislation to support young people in agriculture by creating a tax exemption for the first $5,000 of income s... Read More

Celebrating Agriculture

The spotlight will be on Nebraska’s number one industry this week as Nebraskans across the state celebrate National Ag Week.   I’ll be joining Nebraskans from Scottsbluff to Omaha at 11 events over three days to highlight how our state’s numb... Read More

Senator Roberts: USDA Targets $6 Million to Farmers and Ranchers Devastated by Wildfire

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranc... Read More

NFU Salutes Family Farmers and Ranchers on National Ag Day

WASHINGTON – Highlighting the important roles family farmers and ranchers play in ensuring food security, National Farmers Union (NFU) joined the agriculture community today in celebrating National Ag Day. “Family farmers and ranchers play a c... Read More

Sugar Farmers Address National Farm Bill Summit

WASHINGTON — The president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association and a fifth-generation Louisiana sugarcane farmer were among the speakers invited to address legislators, Administration officials, and reporters about the upcoming Farm Bill ... Read More

ASI Testifies to Subcommittee on Farm Bill Priorities

The new Farm Bill is on the minds of everyone who is involved in agriculture these days. Hearings on the bill's priorities are in full swing. The American Sheep Industry Association accepted an invitation to provide sheep-specific testimony to the... Read More

Judge Dismisses Des Moines Lawsuit Over Nitrates in Water

A federal judge has dismissed a Des Moines water utility's lawsuit against three counties that accuses them of allowing agricultural drainage districts to send nitrate pollution into the rivers the water utility uses for drinking water. The judg... Read More

Four Congressmen Warn Against Impact of Trump’s Budget Cuts on Working Families, Rural America

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee, Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member on the Budget Committee,  Congressman Collin Peterson, Ranking Member on the Agri... Read More