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(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - Aug. 14

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. Story 1: Acting EPA Administrator to Visit Iowa State Fair Story 2:  Global Food Prices Decline Story 3: Brazilian Judge Sus... Read More

Labor: Missouri Farmworkers Kept in Inhumane Conditions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal labor officials say temporary farmworkers were kept in "inhumane" conditions and paid less than they were owed while working in southeast Missouri. The U.S. Labor Department recently issued a preliminary injunctio... Read More

IRS Releases Section 199A Guidance

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (DTN) -- The Internal Revenue Service outlined the rules on how farmers and others with pass-through business entities can claim the new Section 199A tax deduction, and tax experts said it includes several provisions favorable for... Read More

USDA Unveils New Nationwide Dairy Revenue Protection Plan

Availability of a new insurance plan for dairy producers developed by American Farm Bureau Insurance Services (AFBIS) that insures against unexpected declines in quarterly milk sales - called Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) - was announced by USDA's R... Read More

(Video) Morning Ag News Update - Aug. 10, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. More Agriculture News: ...... Read More

Next Round of Tariffs Set

The U.S. says it will begin imposing tariffs of 25 percent on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports in t, further escalating the trade war between the two countries. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office says Customs will begin collectin... Read More

Corps Turns to States on CWA Permits

James: Action Supports Trump Administration's 'Dedication to Infrastructure' OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ready to hand over Clean Water Act permitting authority on a subset of protected waters to states and tribes. Fo... Read More

Farmers Continue Tariff Talk

One Group Plans Ad Buys in Ag States Opposing 'President Trump's Trade War' WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Ag leaders in the Trump administration may have thought the announcement a couple of weeks ago of a $12 billion aid package might quell some farmer... Read More

Extension Helping Nebraska Farm Families Plan for the Future

Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 8, 2018 – Nebraska Extension is focused on making sure those at the front line of the agriculture industry — farm and ranch families — have a plan in place for how operations will be managed for years to come. Accordi... Read More

USTR: Mexican Talks Close

Chief Ag Negotiator Says NAFTA Talks Progressing with Mexico, but Not Canada TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (DTN) -- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations with Mexico "are going as well as we can possibly expect right now," Gregg Doud... Read More

Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The 2018 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exc... Read More