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Fischer: U.S. Deal with Argentina Will Expand Opportunities for NE Pork Producers

SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement today after President Donald Trump announced a new U.S. deal to export American pork to Argentina: "I am ple... Read More

Canada Bringing Guarded Optimism to NAFTA Talks

Canada is bringing a mix of optimism and dread at the thought of damaging its most important trading relationship as the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation's begin this week. The Washington Post reports Canadian Prime Minister Justi... Read More

Trump Wants Produce Dumping Protection in NAFTA 2.0

As NAFTA renegotiations begin on Wednesday, U.S. negotiators are planning to introduce a proposal aimed at making it easier for produce growers to bring potential anti-dumping cases against Mexico. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says that’s a move ... Read More

University of Nebraska, Kansas State Support NAFTA in Letter

WASHINGTON — Ahead of Wednesday’s U.S.-Canada-Mexico discussions on adjustments to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a group of 55 agriculture deans from public universities across the country today sent a letter U.S. Secretar... Read More

Kid Rock Potential Stabenow Challenger

Ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow, may have a challenger in entertainer Kid Rock in the upcoming 2018 election. Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has not declared his candidacy, and many ... Read More

Wall Street Journal Names Agriculture a NAFTA Issue to Watch

With the first round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement set for Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal listed agriculture as an issue to watch throughout the negotiation process. Noting that corn, beef and pork producers are ha... Read More

Canada Plans to Protect its Dairy System in New NAFTA

Canada plans to protect its dairy system under a new North American Free Trade Agreement. As the first round of talks get underway Wednesday, Canada officials say they will protect the nation's system of tariffs and quotas that keep domestic dairy pr... Read More

Property Taxes, Trade, Among Nebraska Farm Bureau List of Policy Priorities

LINCOLN, NEB. – Improving Nebraska’s tax system to reduce the overreliance on property taxes and expanding markets for Nebraska agricultural commodities through international trade are among the list of policy priorities adopted by the Nebraska F... Read More

Value-Added Investments Grow Agriculture

Investments in the area of value-added agriculture are helping to grow our state’s number one industry.  Many people think of traditional row crops when they think of agriculture, however, modern-day technology and innovations are helping the indu... Read More

Labor Contract Means Good News for Ag Container Shippers

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) officially announced on Aug. 4 that members voted to ratify a three-year extension of its master labor contract. The contract extension between the ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) re... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Encouraged to Submit Comments to the EPA

Nebraska corn farmers now have an opportunity to share their opinions with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on two issues impacting agricultural policy and regulation. Farmers are encouraged to take advantage of the open comment period to sh... Read More