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Congressional Delegation Asks New EPA Head to Reconsider Waivers Program

OMAHA (DTN) -- New EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler may be visiting Iowa after the state's congressional delegation outlined in a letter the challenges farmers and ethanol producers are facing ... Read More

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field on Regulatory Issues

The National Pork Producers Council says pork producers now face a “regulatory land grab” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation, NPPC called on the Department of Agriculture to assert its “pr... Read More

Limousin Juniors Compete in National Showmanship Contest

Winning the showmanship contest at a national level junior show is one of the highlights of any junior member’s career. Four age divisions of members from the North American Limousin Junior Association competed in the national Limousin showmanship ... Read More

USDA Investing in Upgrading Rural Water Systems

The Department of Agriculture is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects across the nation to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities. Announced by Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett Monda... Read More

Ag Shippers Say Trade War Costly

Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says trade disruptions are threatening to undermine an otherwise robust economy. The rail company, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, told the Omaha World-Herald that the current trade disruption: “Affects the 7,300 ... Read More

(Video) Morning Ag News Update - July 17, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news. Watch agriculture feature stories:  ...... Read More

U.S.-China Dispute Harming Canadian Soybean Growers

Soybean farmers in Canada are feeling the impact of the U.S.-China trade war as soybean prices decline. CNBC reports that while Canadian soybean farmers could see an increased market share from importing nations, experts say the current soybean marke... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report

OMAHA -- Good-to-excellent condition ratings for both corn and soybeans declined nationwide last week, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. NASS estimated that 72% of the nation's corn w... Read More

Chinese Trade Surplus with U.S. Hits High Amid Tariff Concerns

The Chinese trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record number in June as its exports grew at a solid pace, something that could possibly make a trade dispute with Washington, D.C., that much worse. A Nasdaq.com article points out that it could be a ... Read More

Stamp Farms Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty

OMAHA (DTN) -- One of three men indicted on 14 counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false statements to attain loans and crop insurance for Decatur, Michigan-based Stamp Farms LLC, has reached a plea agreement, according to court docu... Read More

U.S. Grains Council Taiwan Director Chang Retires; New Director Lu to Assume Role in August

Washington, D.C. - Clover Chang, the longtime director of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC's) office in Taiwan, will retire effective Aug. 10, with Michael Lu hired to take on the role as of Aug. 6. Chang has worked for the Council for 34 yea... Read More