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IA announces 2018 U.S. Farm Bill priorities

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA — As part of its mission to promote efficient irrigation, the Irrigation Association is pleased to announce its 2018 U.S. Farm Bill priorities. Developed by a farm bill task force... Read More

Fort Worth Hosts National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo opens today at the Fort Worth Convention Center and offers a vehicle showcase and ride-and-drive opportunity alongside demonstrations and presentations on the latest in the industry. And this year’s c... Read More

Federal District Courts Have Jurisdiction to Review WOTUS, Stay to be Lifted

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled that federal district courts, not the federal court of appeals, have jurisdiction to review the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule. The decision, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, “brings greater cla... Read More

*Audio* Senate Votes to End Government Shutdown

Senate leaders have reached an agreement to end the government shutdown, passing a bill to fund the government until February 8th. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to end a filibuster on the spending bill, in exchange for Majority Leader Mitch Mc... Read More

NAWG President: Government Shutdown Has Implications for Wheat Farmers Across the Country

Washington, D.C. –  NAWG President and Outlook, MT farmer Gordon Stoner made the following statement: “Funding the government is a basic charge of Congress, and failing to do so impacts farmers across the country. “Shutting down the gove... Read More

Cornyn Drawing Up RFS Overhaul Legislation

Texas Republican John Cornyn  is drawing up legislation to overhaul the Renewable Fuels Standard. It’s his attempt to end the disagreement between corn-state lawmakers and oil-patch legislators. Cornyn’s office has been hosting talks for seve... Read More

Government Shutdown Continues, Senate Inching Towards Compromise

The government shutdown has entered its third day, with a vote planned for Noon Eastern Time today (Monday) to end debate and move forward to a stop-gap funding bill. The shutdown appears to loom on a group of roughly 20 Senators who have yet to find... Read More

Farm ministers call for more welfare for animals

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Greater attention should be given worldwide to the welfare of farm animals and to reducing the use of growth-enhancing medications, agriculture ministers from about 70 countries meeting in Berlin said on Saturday. There is a gl... Read More

Grant could help Wisconsin farmers donate extra produce

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A proposed grant could make it less costly for Wisconsin farmers to harvest and transport leftover produce to food banks. Rep. Scott Krug, R-Nekoosa is one of the lawmakers behind legislation that would create a $250,000 gra... Read More

USDA invests in e-Connectivity to restore rural prosperity

HUGO, Colo. – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing in e-connectivity which will provide virtual access to job training, educational, and health care opportunities for rural communities... Read More

Smith Selected to Serve on Congressional Delegation to NAFTA Negotiations

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced today he has been selected to serve on the congressional delegation traveling to NAFTA negotiations in Montreal next week, where he will meet with negotiators, government officials, and b... Read More