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Legislation Offers Relief from Federal Water Extortion

The Water Rights Protection Act, introduced in the House yesterday, could bring U.S. ranchers much-needed relief from ongoing efforts by the federal government to extort privately held water rights from law-abiding citizens, according to the American... Read More

Joint Statement of U.S., Canada and Mexco Regarding Trilateral Agriculture Meetings

SAVANNAH, GA, June 20, 2017 - Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay; Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada; and United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue i... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces International Trade Mission to Canada

LINCOLN – Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts announced plans to lead a trade mission to Canada during August 7-11, 2017.  Governor Ricketts will lead the mission in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and Department of Econo... Read More

ASA Supports Doud Nomination as Chief Agricultural Negotiator

The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gregg Doud, president of the Commodity Markets Council, to be the chief agricultural negotiator under the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). “Doud is a farm ... Read More

President Trump Announces Chief Agricultural Negotiator for USTR

President Donald J. Trump on Friday announced his intent to nominate the Chief Agricultural Negotiator. Gregory Doud of Kansas to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, with the Rank of Ambassador, United States Trade Representative. Mr. Doud is the c... Read More

U.S. Exports to Mexico Stumble

As the Unites States plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico have declined over the first few months of 2017. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mexican imports of ... Read More

Perdue Hosting Mexico, Canada Counterparts in Georgia

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today is playing host to his counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Perdue's home state. Canada's Trade Minister and Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture will join Perdue for a tour of the Georgia Ports Authority an... Read More

USDA Announces $20 Million for Jobs for Young People, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 -- USDA and partners committed $20 million in 21st Century Conservation Service Corps partnership agreements to provide 4,000 work opportunities for youth, young adults and veterans up to 35 years old, a move that will... Read More

Trump’s Cuba Policy a Lost Opportunity for Agriculture?

President Donald Trump’s Friday announcement on reinstating limits on travel to and business with Cuba may result in lost economic opportunities for corporations, small businesses, and farmers. The new policy will keep U.S. companies from doing dir... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Comments on WOTUS Rollback

Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commenting on the pending rollback of the Waters of the United States rule. “Our state remains concerned about the proposed ex... Read More

Trump Details New Cuba Policy

President Donald Trump has announced a series of changes to the Obama-era Cuba policy and is challenging the Cuban government to negotiate a better deal. Trump says in a speech in Miami that the U.S. will not lift sanctions on Cuba until it releas... Read More

U.S. Wheat Organizations See Hope in Growing Public Support for Cuban Trade

Even as President Trump announces changes to current travel and trade rules with Cuba, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are hopeful that the increasing public and congressional support for more open tra... Read More

Perdue Names Leadership in Acting Roles as USDA Reorganization Takes Shape

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today named three individuals who will take on leadership roles as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues the reorganization announced on May 11, 2017.  In accordance with a directive in the 2014 Fa... Read More

ASA Provides Input to USDA, FDA on Advances in Biotechnology

The American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted comments this week to both the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding regulations in response to advances in genetic engineering. ASA include... Read More