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(Video) Fireside Chat with Secretary Perdue and Governor Ricketts

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Governor Pete Ricketts discuss the Farm bill and general agriculture issues. The event is in Alliance, Nebraska at Ackerman Ag Service and supply. Secretary Perdue is embarking on his fourth "Back to Our ... Read More

Cargill Still Concerned About Likelihood of Trade War

Cargill remains concerned that the U.S. and China trade discussions will escalate into a trade war. In Comments sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Cargill officials say the tariffs proposal by the U.S. targeting China will “not... Read More

Lawmakers Renew Call for Completing NAFTA This Week

The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is echoing comments from House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling on the North American Free Trade Agreement talks to conclude in an agreement this week. That is if the Trump administration wants Congress... Read More

Senate Farm Bill Markup Expected Soon

As the House of Representatives debates its version of the farm bill this week, the Senate is expected to hold a markup session on its version soon. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts recently told the Hagstrom Report that the Senate should b... Read More

Chairman Conaway Floor Remarks on 2018 Farm Bill

Remarks as prepared for delivery for general debate on H.R.2 on the House floor: Mr. Chairman/Madam Chairwoman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—more commonly known as the Farm Bill. I do so ... Read More

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Perdue’s Visit to Nebraska

LINCOLN, NEB. – “I am pleased to welcome Secretary Perdue to Nebraska. The Secretary has been a champion for American agriculture and I appreciate his ongoing efforts to get into the countryside to hear directly from farmers, ranchers, and other ... Read More

Midwest Farm Bureau Presidents Call for End to China Trade Disputes

LINCOLN, NEB. – State Farm Bureau presidents from across the Midwest have joined together to urge U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to work with President Trump to end the escalation of trade disputes with China that have and continue to t... Read More

Proposed Tariff Hearings Underway in Washington

Hearings are underway in Washington, D.C. on a proposed list of Chinese products the U.S. has targeted with 25 percent tariff. The three-day event features testimony from more than 100 witnesses. One of those testifying is farmer Michelle Erickson... Read More

Conaway Offers Remarks on the 2018 Farm Bill Before House Rules Committee

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway offered the below remarks before the House Rules Committee regarding the 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R.2): Thank you, Mr. Chairman... Read More

House Farm Bill Coming to Floor

OMAHA (DTN) -- The House version of the farm bill could come to the floor Wednesday afternoon. With the legislation come expectations of a full-blown partisan fight over increased demands on some people who receive food aid and an effort to ward off ... Read More

Fischer, Klobuchar Lead 61 Senators in Bipartisan Letter  to FCC On Rural Broadband Deployment

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, today led 61 senators in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, supporting the advancement... Read More

Grassley may seek EPA head Pruitt's resignation over ethanol

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, a leading supporter of corn-based ethanol, says he'll call for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation if Pruitt doesn't work to fulfill federal ethanol mandate... Read More

Farm Bill May Have Enough Votes in House for Passage

The farm bill may have enough votes in the House of Representatives for passage. Politico reports that as the bill is expected to be brought to the House floor this week for consideration, some senior Republicans think House Agriculture Chairman Mike... Read More

USDA Designates 10 Counties in Kansas as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Colorado

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 10 counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:   Ellis Lane Ottawa Scott ... Read More