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House Flipping to Democratic Control, But GOP Makes Gains in Senate

OMAHA (DTN) -- The midterm election Tuesday was the big "blue wave" that became more of a mild blue tide as Democrats captured the House, but Republicans held their own and gained Senate seats. Going late into the evening, projections saw Demo... Read More

USDA Inspector General to Review USDA Reorganization Proposal

The Department of Agriculture’s inspector general will investigate the proposed movement of two USDA agencies outside of the Washington, DC area. Politico reports the investigation will look into whether USDA followed proper procedures when deci... Read More

NDA, UNL receive specialty crop project funding

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will receive nearly $700,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to: study hops, wine grapes and dry beans; monitor invasive pests; and e... Read More

CA Senators Asking for more Farm Trade Compensation

The Hagstrom Report says California Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala  Harris are asking Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to give extra compensation to farmers who’ve been hurt by trade disputes. The legislators are citing a ... Read More

2018 Zogby Poll Results Ahead of Election Day

Matt Danner climbed into one of a pair of John Deere S680s the family farm ran for the 2018 harvest. From the high perch of his combine cab, Danner cut through a "very good" corn crop knowing well, that by wider measures, the fall's farm economy is s... Read More

Recent trade missions to the U.S. connect foreign buyers to American farmers and help foster positive relationships

During the month of October, the Nebraska Corn Board hosted two trade missions which consisted of major U.S. corn buyers from Mexico and Saudi Arabia. The trade teams met with Nebraska farmers, suppliers and exporters of corn and corn co-products to ... Read More

Farm Support for Trump Still Strong Despite Trade Difficulties

A new poll out shows that farmers and ranchers still overwhelmingly support President Donald Trump. However, the poll also shows that they would like the White House to focus more on building exports and ending the trade war with China. The poll w... Read More

Vietnam to ratify Pacific Rim trade pact

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong on Friday submitted a Pacific Rim trade pact to the National Assembly for approval, the government said. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pa... Read More

State of the Ag Economy, Tax Reform, and Food Technology– Key Issues at Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Convention

Delegates to Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention will discuss and form policy positions on several key issues that affect the well-being of Nebraska farm and ranch families. Farmers and ranchers will gather Dec. 2-4 at Kearney’s Younes Conve... Read More

Updated TPP to Take Effect This Year

The Trans-Pacific-Partnership replacement that does not include the United States will take effect at the end of this year. Australia and Canada filed ratification documents this week for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacif... Read More

USDA Announces Funding to Increase Access to Education, Workforce Training and Health Care Opportunities in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is awarding grants for 128 projects to increase access to job training (PDF, 351 KB), educational and health care services in rural areas. “Empowering ru... Read More

EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 30, 2018 – The National Pork Producers Council today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its proposed rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions ... Read More

Japan farmers worried over trans-Pacific trade pact taking effect

Japanese farmers expressed concern Wednesday about an expected influx of imports and other effects of a trans-Pacific free trade agreement led by Japan that is set to enter into force on Dec. 30. Australia said earlier in the day it has become the... Read More

NEC to Feature Showtime’s The Circus Hosts

The popular political commentary luncheon at the 2019 National Ethanol Conference will feature the co-hosts of Showtime’s popular political documentary series The Circus. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has announced that John Heilemann ... Read More