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Purdue researchers look to take grain storage bags worldwide

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University researchers who designed specially sealed bags to keep insects from eating harvested grain are looking to go worldwide. The Purdue Improved Crop Stor... Read More

Biofuel groups not invited to rumored RFS meeting called by Trump

President Donald Trump has invited federal lawmakers at the center of the Renewable Fuel Standard debate to a meeting at the White House Tuesday, Feb. 27,  to discuss potential reform, Reuters reported on Thursday. So far, though, DTN has not been a... Read More

Protecting sensitive crops by working together

Specialty crops add diversity and value to Nebraska’s agricultural industry,  which is why the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) encourages growers and outdoor pesticide applicators to work together to protect sensitive commercial specialty... Read More

Winter Slumber Party Who's Sleeping in Your Fields?

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- If bugs snored, the din from your corn and soybean fields would be deafening right now. Let's brush up on the most common pests bedding down in your field-wide sleepover this winter: THE BT BUGS The western corn rootw... Read More

Michigan agriculture director joining Trump administration

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The head of Michigan's agriculture department is resigning to work for the Trump administration. Gov. Rick Snyder says Jamie Clover Adams will be an adviser to the U.S. agriculture secretary. She's been head of the state ag... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up 8% *AUDIO*

OMAHA (DTN) -- Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head on Feb. 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday. The inventory was 8% above Feb. 1, 2017. Listen ... Read More

Kansas Senate approves chicken house expansion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow industrial chicken farms to house more birds closer to homes and communities despite a public outcry last year over a proposed Tyson Foods chicken plant. The Topeka Capit... Read More

NCGA Responds to Cruz Speech on RFS

Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke this week before workers at the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery. He says the bankruptcy was caused by the law requiring refiners to purchase Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, mandated by the Renew... Read More

U.S. – South Korea Trade Deal Yields “Gold” for Nebraska Beef, Pork, Sectors *AUDIO*

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Winter Olympics aren’t the only reason for Nebraskans to focus on South Korea, according to a report released by the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Friday, Feb. 23. The report,“U.S.- Korea Trade Agreement and Nebraska Agriculture”,... Read More

Changes Made to H-2C Immigration Bill

A bill proposed by Virginia Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte would scrap the current H-2A program which is party controlled by the U.S. Labor Department. It would institute an H-2C program that would be overseen by the U.S. Department of Agric... Read More

Section 199A Fix Is Coming

A DTN report says Congress may be close to replacing the Section 199A language in the new tax law that curbs the advantages of farmers who sell their products to cooperatives rather than private companies. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says a possib... Read More