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Checkoff Reform Sought as House, Senate Consider Legislation

OMAHA (DTN) -- More than 80 farm groups asked congressional lawmakers to reform commodity checkoff programs in a letter sent to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Last mon... Read More

Farmers’ Share of the Food Dollar is Still Low

A Farm Journal report says some consumers may still look at grocery store prices and think farmers are making a lot of money off the commodities they produce. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report says for every dollar that consumers spend on food,... Read More

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Late this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the l... Read More

Farm Groups Push Back on Reports President Considering Withdrawal from NAFTA

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Major farm groups responded with shock and dismay Wednesday after reports that President Donald Trump is considering an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Politico first re... Read More

Sasse Says NAFTA Withdrawal is Bad for America

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding reports that the Trump Administration is preparing to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "Scrapping NAFTA would be a disastrously bad id... Read More

Administration Proposes Comprehensive Tax Reform Plan, Includes Repeal of Death Tax

Yesterday afternoon, top officials in the Trump Administration released their proposal for comprehensive tax reform, calling it the “biggest tax cut in U.S. history.” The plan is designed to serve as the starting point as Congress and the Admini... Read More

National Biodiesel Board Applauds New Biodiesel Tax Credit Bill

Today the National Biodiesel Board applauded the introduction of a bipartisan biodiesel tax credit bill that would convert the blender’s credit for biodiesel to a $1-per-gallon production credit for fuels produced in the United States for three yea... Read More

(VIDEO) EPW Committee Testimony: WOTUS Rule Won’t Hold Up In Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today participated in a hearing focused on reviewing the technical, scientific, and legal basis of the Obama administration... Read More

Ag Groups Fear Potential Withdrawal of NAFTA

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – Following reports Wednesday that an executive order is being prepared that would withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) many U.S. Ag groups released reacted with concern over th... Read More

Democratic Senators Seek Assurances From Trump Pick for FDA

A group of U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren is pushing President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration for more information on how he plans to staff the agency. The Massachusetts Democrat has sent a letter to Dr. Sco... Read More

Colorado Producer Invited to the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Sorghum Producers released the following statement in regard to a roundtable meeting held Tuesday with 14 farmers from across the nation, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and newly confirmed Secretary of... Read More