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Fischer Welcomes Executive Order for Agriculture & Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to strengthen agriculture and prom... Read More

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable” as President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined President Trump for a “Farmers Roundtable” at the White House to address issues facing the American agriculture community, as the president signed an Executive Order establishing an Interage... Read More

Soy Growers Look to White House Task Force to Lead on Key Issues

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed today’s establishment by the White House of a task force to address the challenges facing America’s farmers. According to an executive order issued by the White House, the task force, to be led by A... Read More

Trump Slaps Tariff on Canadian Softwood Lumber and Possibly Dairy

The Trump administration moved Monday to impose a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada, escalating an intensifying trade dispute between the two countries. The president announced the decision during a gather... Read More

Sasse to New Agriculture Secretary:

Today, shortly after Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the U.S. Agriculture Secretary, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse invited the new secretary to Nebraska and urged him to "be a champion for free trade" inside the administration. "As you assume your new posit... Read More

Biofuels Stakeholders Issue Statement on Oral Arguments for  2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligations

Sioux Falls, SD – In response to oral arguments held earlier Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the petition for review of the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014-2016 filed by Americans for Clean Energy, ... Read More

Biofuels Stakeholders Issue Statement on Oral Arguments for 2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs)

In response to oral arguments held yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the petition for review of the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014-2016 filed by Americans for Clean Energy, et al. v. U.S. Environme... Read More

Big Day for Ag at White House with Perdue, Farmer Roundtable

The White House is using Sonny Perdue's swearing in on Tuesday as Agriculture secretary as a backdrop to help show President Donald Trump is focused on the interests of farmers and agriculture To mark Perdue's confirmation vote and first official da... Read More

Organizations React to Ag Secretary Confirmation

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today praised the Senate confirmation of former Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Decisions made every day at the USDA have a significant impact o... Read More

Moran’s Memo: Put America First by Lifting the Cuban Embargo

Approximately 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside America’s borders. Markets in the United States will continue to evolve to meet domestic consumer demand, but the vast majority of the future growth in food and agriculture markets wi... Read More

Chairman Roberts Announces Perdue Senate Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today is pleased to announce that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was approved by the U.S. Senate on a 87-11 vote ... Read More

NMPF Statement on Senate Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

ARLINGTON, VA – “We congratulate Secretary Sonny Perdue on his confirmation by the Senate today, and we’re eager to work with him on the challenges facing the nation’s dairy farmers – issues he’s already indicated he will tackle at the U.... Read More

Perdue Confirmed as USDA Secretary

Sonny Perdue has been confirmed as the next USDA Secretary. The Senate came to a vote began shortly after 4:30 pm cst and ended around 5 pm. Perdue will be the 31th Secretary of Agriculture. The vote was 87 in favor and 11 against. One Senator vo... Read More

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Nebraska Farm And Ranch Families Suffer Most From Obamacare

According to the Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB), a recent survey of Nebraska Farm Bureau members strongly indicates that farm and ranch families are negatively impacted at a much higher level than their urban counterparts as they cope with exponential g... Read More