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EPA unveils plan to allow sales of higher-ethanol gasoline

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released its proposed rule ending the summertime ban of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline, a move requested by President Donald Trump to help corn growers that supply the raw material fo... Read More

Dairy Farmers Travel to Washington D.C. to Discuss Industry Priorities

(Washington D.C.) – Twenty-four meetings in 48 hours is what six dairy farmers from Midwestern dairy State Trade Associations of Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska accomplished on an annual joint trip to Washington, D.C. on March 6-7. The purpose of t... Read More

Crop Insurance Industry/NFU Respond to President’s Budget Proposal

Several organizations within the crop insurance industry were not happy with President Trump’s proposed budget announcement this week. The budget included steep spending reductions at the Department of Agriculture and the federal crop insurance pro... Read More

(Video) Governor Ricketts celebrates National Ag Week

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is celebrating National Ag Week with tours and stops across Nebraska. "We've got tours going on around the state to be able to highlight different parts of our industry as part of what we do every year for ag week,... Read More

EPA Wants Refinery Information Sealed

OMAHA (DTN) -- The EPA wants to keep from the public eye an opening brief and some records to be filed in a small-refinery waivers case, claiming in a court motion the information is subject to a protective order on confidential business information.... Read More

Trump budget proposes steep subsidy cuts to farmers as they grapple with crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget on Monday proposed a 15 percent cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, calling its subsidies to farmers “overly generous” at a time when they are going through the worst crisis in... Read More

Secretary Perdue Gives Statement on President Trump’s Budget Proposal

(March 11, 2019, Washington D.C.) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Trump submitted his FY 2020 budget proposalto Congress: “Our economy is booming, and unemployment is the lowest it’s bee... Read More

Fischer Responds to Reports That EPA Acted to Help Big Refineries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today in response to reports that, under former Administrator Scott Pruitt, the EPA acted to help big refineries ... Read More

USDA Rural Development to Host 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 – USDA Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that on Thursday, March 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT, USDA Rural Development will conduct a listening session webinar to listen to q... Read More

Neb. receives $155,293 from USDA to combat pests

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $155,293 to Nebraska as part of its effort to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, and to safeguard the U.S. nurse... Read More

NFU concludes 117th Anniversary Convention

BELLEVUE, Wash. — On March 6, the National Farmers Union (NFU) 117th Anniversary Convention concluded following the adoption of the organization’s policy book and special orders of business. More than 460 family farmers and ranchers convened in B... Read More

National Association of Manufacturers, National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, Domino's Pizza, and Dow Join Pass USMCA Coalition

Today, the Pass USMCA Coalition, an alliance advocating for the swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, welcomed the National Association of Manufacturers, Domino's Pizza, Dow, and the National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce as ... Read More

China says Canadian canola will face stricter assessments

Imports of canola, a Canadian oilseed crop, will now undergo more thorough inspections in China, the country's customs agency said Thursday, amid what appears to be a retaliatory move amid a diplomatic row over the arrest of a Chinese executive. R... Read More

Livestock Producers Praise Recovery of Gray Wolf as

Today Jennifer Houston, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Bob Skinner, president of the Public Lands Council, released a joint statement in response to the Department of Interior’s announcement that it will publish a gra... Read More