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Algeria Removes Value-Added Tax On U.S. DDGS, Corn Gluten Feed

The government of Algeria has lifted a value-added tax (VAT) on U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten feed (CGF) for 2018, affording new opportunities this marketing yea... Read More

Prepare for winter driving

When I think about the perils associated with winter travel, I think about my dad’s simple, but sound advice, “Stay off the roads.” Dad lived by this creed for more than 70 years in northwestern Kansas. He’d seen his share of blowing a... Read More

US Government Report Strengthens Consensus on Biodiesel Benefits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates and reaffirms the long-understood benefits of using the renewable fuel. The study is the latest in the significant body of transpare... Read More

Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Educate Hundreds at Conference on State Sustainability

(Lincoln, NE) The NRDs are proud to announce Governor Pete Ricketts will be kicking off the Natural Resources Districts 2018 Legislative Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska on Tuesday, January 23rd at 8:45 am. The NRDs prote... Read More

NPPC Supports New Pork Inspection Model

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has finalized a new pork processing inspection rule, a decision strongly supported by the National Pork Producers Council. As a result, the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) HACCP Inspection Model (HIMP... Read More

Cornyn Drawing Up RFS Overhaul Legislation

Texas Republican John Cornyn  is drawing up legislation to overhaul the Renewable Fuels Standard. It’s his attempt to end the disagreement between corn-state lawmakers and oil-patch legislators. Cornyn’s office has been hosting talks for seve... Read More

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Dicamba Ban

Arkansas lawmakers approved, without discussion, a partial-ban on a herbicide that drifts on to other crops where it wasn’t applied and causes damage. An Associated Press report says the prohibition faces a court challenge by the maker of the we... Read More

Government Shutdown Continues, Senate Inching Towards Compromise

The government shutdown has entered its third day, with a vote planned for Noon Eastern Time today (Monday) to end debate and move forward to a stop-gap funding bill. The shutdown appears to loom on a group of roughly 20 Senators who have yet to find... Read More

Farm ministers call for more welfare for animals

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Greater attention should be given worldwide to the welfare of farm animals and to reducing the use of growth-enhancing medications, agriculture ministers from about 70 countries meeting in Berlin said on Saturday. There is a gl... Read More

Grant could help Wisconsin farmers donate extra produce

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A proposed grant could make it less costly for Wisconsin farmers to harvest and transport leftover produce to food banks. Rep. Scott Krug, R-Nekoosa is one of the lawmakers behind legislation that would create a $250,000 gra... Read More

Chemigation certification training scheduled for western Nebraska

Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions beginning in February through early April at Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance and Valentine, as well as other sites around Nebraska, such as Ogallala, North Platte a... Read More