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Trade War Costly for U.S. Farmers

The trade war between the U.S. and China is proving to be costly to U.S. farmers, just as President Trump announced the intent for further tariffs, escalating the tense state of affairs. University... Read More


ST. LOUIS – In response to the announcement regarding U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, the American Soybean Association (ASA), the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the United Soybean Board (USB) release the following statements. “Nobody... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - June 19, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on the latest in agriculture news. Story 1: EPA Administrator makes a stop in Nebraska Story 2: Senate Farm Bill would legalize hemp production More agriculture feature videos: ...... Read More

House Faces Friday Deadline to Pass Current Farm Bill

The U.S. House faces a Friday deadline to re-vote on the current farm bill proposal. As of Monday, the farm bill, passed out of committee with Republican support only, was not on the schedule to be considered on the house floor. However, House Maj... Read More

(Video) Afternoon Agriculture News Update - June 18, 2018

Susan Littfield reports on the latest in agriculture news. Story 1: Prescribed burning with Mark Alberts Story 2:  Farmers for Free Trade responds to tariffs  ...... Read More

House Farm Bill Language Would Help Promote Farmer Group Health Plans

OMAHA (DTN) -- The farm bill could be used next year to offer some relief for farmers from high healthcare insurance premiums they face. Association Health Plans (AHPs) have become an avenue touted by the Trump administration to reduce health insu... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD Makes State History with Precedent-Setting Initiative

YORK, Neb. – The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) is embarking on the first-ever combined water quality management and voluntary integrated management planning processes in partnership with both the Nebraska Department of Environment... Read More

President’s Rescissions Package is Direct Attack on Farm Bill

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition urges Senate to reject nearly $1 billion in farm bill cuts Washington, DC, – The rescissions package being considered by the Senate this week would pull the rug out from under struggling farmers and r... Read More

Senate Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp Production

An amendment to the Senate Farm Bill that recently passed out of the Ag Committee contains an amendment that would remove hemp from the federal definition of marijuana. The amendment, sponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, would... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - June 18, 2018

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency made a stop in Nebraska last week.  Bryce Doeschot reports... (Video) - Pruitt shares an update on WOTUS  Watch: Agriculture feature stories from the Rural Radio Network  ...... Read More

Ag Hit by Chinese Tariffs

OMAHA (DTN) -- Leaders from the American Soybean Association could only respond in dismay Friday after President Donald Trump announced he was going ahead with $34 billion in tariffs against Chinese technology products because China wasted little tim... Read More