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Bill to help Northport Irrigation District signed into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump on Thursday evening signed H.R. 4689, legislation championed by Congressman Adrian Smith and U.S. Senator Deb Fischer to rollback outdated regulations negatively affecting ag producers in the Ne... Read More

WATCH LIVE: President Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Convention

President Donald Trump addresses the American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the second-straight year that the president makes an appearance at the Farm Bureau event. The president spoke last year at... Read More

Farm Bureau Gives Agricultural Trade Outlook for 2019

NEW ORLEANS, January 13, 2019 – American Farm Bureau Federation policy experts gave an overview of the issues expected to affect farmers and ranchers in 2019 in a workshop at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention. David Salmonsen, senior ... Read More

UK farmers urge lawmakers to avoid no-deal Brexit

Britain’s farming unions have urged lawmakers to avoid having Britain leave the European Union without a deal, arguing that such an exit could have a catastrophic impact on the nation’s food and farming sector. The four unions wrote to British... Read More

Trump to Address Farm Bureau Convention

President Donald Trump will address the American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention on Monday, January 14th, in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s the second-straight year that the president will make an appearance at the Farm Bureau event. The c... Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Case Over Stores' Food Stamp Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal from a group representing food retailers to prevent the release of information about the federal food stamp program to a South Dakota newspaper. The justices say they'll review an a... Read More

Iowa “Ag-Gag” Law Struck Down in Court

A federal judge struck down Iowa’s “Ag-Gag Law.” The law prevents journalists and advocacy groups from taking part in undercover investigations of farms, slaughterhouses, and other agricultural facilities. The law, passed in 2012, is called the... Read More

EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease

The European Union's executive body is supporting Poland's slaughter of wild boars as a way of protecting farm pigs and meat production from the deadly African swine fever. The government's decision to shoot some 200,000 wild boars this hunting se... Read More

China Pledges to Buy 'Substantial Amount' of U.S. Goods, Services -- Friday Five

Did this week fly by for you? Or did it seem like it would never end? Either way, it's the end of the week, which means it's time to review the agriculture news headlines in Friday Five! With school back in session, we have a story that will take ... Read More

New Poll: Consumers, by Nearly 3-to-1 Margin, Want FDA to End Mislabeling of Fake Milks

New national survey data released today finds that consumers – by a nearly 3-to-1 margin – want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce existing regulations and prohibit non-dairy beverage companies from using the term “milk” o... Read More

Trade Panel at CES Discusses Impact of Tariffs, Releases New Data on Costs of Trade War

Tariffs Hurt the Heartland joined a panel on trade and tariffs at CES today to discuss the impact of the trade war and release new data revealing how much tariffs have cost Nevada businesses, workers, and families. The data, compiled by the Trade Par... Read More

EPA Committing to Higher Ethanol Blends by Summer

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will complete a rule to help boost sales of ethanol-blended gasoline by the time the summer driving season is in full swing. A U.S. News Dot Com article says the agency will complete the task in spite of th... Read More

Sens. Moran, Durbin Introduce Resolution to Honor 100 Years of American Farm Bureau

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today introduced a resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and celebrating their long history representing farmers across the United Stat... Read More

NE Changes for VIN on Utility and Farm Trailers

The New Year will bring changes for owners of utility and farm trailers in Nebraska. From January 1, owners of utility or farm trailers will be asked to include the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of their utility or farm trailer when registering... Read More