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China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff h... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Appropriations Bill & Declaration of National Emergency

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s signing of legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and declaration of a national emergency at the souther... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Appropriations Bill & Declaration of National Emergency

Washington, D.C., - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s signing of legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and declaration of a national emer... Read More

University of Nebraska Celebrates 150 Years -- Friday Five

This week marked the 150th birthday of the University of Nebraska. To celebrate, the university designated the entire week as "Charter Week." Numerous activities were held on campus, including Glow Big Red. Alex and Hannah travel across the Lincol... Read More

China says trade talks to continue in Washington next week

BEIJING (AP) — With a March 2 deadline looming, U.S. and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington next week for more talks on a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions, China's government announced Friday. The announcement came after U... Read More

WOTUS Definition Hearings Scheduled

The Environmental Protection Agency has rescheduled public hearings on the updated Waters of the U.S. definition. The hearings were scheduled to take place during the government shutdown, but were postponed. The hearings will be held on February 2... Read More

Wildlife advocates push protections for prairie birds

Wildlife advocates have begun legal proceedings against U.S. officials for allegedly failing to protect a ground-dwelling bird species that's seen its habitat shrink due to farming and energy exploration. The lesser-prairie chicken roams portions ... Read More

USDA Prioritizes Investments in Telemedicine to Address Opioid Crisis in Rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. ... Read More

EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler Signs MOU with National FFA Organization to Enhance Environmental Education

WASHINGTON — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a first-time Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National FFA Organization to advance educational outreach for EPA’s ongoing environmental... Read More

China to Meet with Lighthizer Friday

China’s President will meet with U.S. trade leaders Friday as the U.S. and China seek a trade deal before an early March deadline. The South China Morning Post reports China’s President Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet with a U.S. trade delegation... Read More

USDA official hopes year-round E15 gas approved soon, but sees fallback

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s deputy secretary said on Wednesday he is “hopeful” the administration will complete its rule allowing year-round sales of a higher ethanol blend of gasoline by summer, but the gover... Read More