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Pallone & Peterson Urge President Trump to Stop Pruitt’s Abuse of RFS Waivers

WASHINGTON - Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) sent a letter to President Trump today expressing ... Read More

SDDA Classifies Dicamba Products as Restricted Use Pesticides

PIERRE, S.D. – As of April 30, 2018, all pesticide products containing only dicamba, and having agricultural use labels, sold in South Dakota are classified as restricted use pesticides (RUPs). This includes over-the-counter herbicides that were p... Read More

Russia Approves Bayer Acquisition of Monsanto

Bayer announced another country has given its approval of the company’s purchase of Monsanto. A Dow Jones report says Russia has given conditional approval of Bayer’s $57 billion acquisition of Monsanto if the German company agrees to transfer... Read More

Rural Mainstreet Index Hurt by Trade Concerns

The Rural Mainstreet Index, which measures the economic outlook in rural America, was hit hard by rural bankers who expressed concerns about trade tensions and their effect on the farm economy. “An unresolved North American Free Trade Agreement ... Read More

Wildfire Aid Amendment Included in Farm Bill Proposal

Wildfires have burned major portions of Oklahoma, as well as several other areas in the High Plains, over the past week. In an attempt to give better aid to people in those areas, a Drover’s report says Kansas Republican Representative Roger Mar... Read More

Social influencers learn to be their own butcher

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Ten social influencers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut attended a day-long “BEefTogether” Meat Retreat on April 13, thanks to a partnership between the New York and South Dakota beef councils. The one-day event was fo... Read More

Peterson: Pelosi Didn’t Direct Farm Bill, but Ryan May Have

Republicans in the House have accused Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of pushing Democrats on the House Agricultural Committee to oppose the House version of the farm bill. The biggest objection is over proposed changes to the nutrition title. Howeve... Read More

NCTA graduation events May 2-3

CURTIS, Neb. – Nearly 90 degrees and certificates will be conferred May 3 in Curtis to graduates of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.   Mike Boehm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agricul... Read More

Earth Day Everyday

On Earth Day we celebrate the farmers, ranchers and foresters who’ve arranged their lives and livelihoods to improve the environment for us all. Every single day, these environmental stewards demonstrate that agriculture can be productive and regen... Read More

Campus recycles for Earth Day

CURTIS, Neb. – Every day is Earth Day on a college campus submersed in agriculture. The first year of a new recycling program at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis has kept 300 pounds of plastic bottles and aluminum cans out... Read More

Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff said Friday that authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person. Authorities b... Read More