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NMPF Statement on Round 4 of NAFTA Negotiations

ARLINGTON, VA – “We are pleased that U.S. trade negotiators have told Canada that its problematic dairy policies must be addressed in the negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “The proposal advanced by the U.S. T... Read More

K-State Soil Judging Team takes regional honors, qualifies for nationals

Kansas State University’s Soil Judging Team placed 2nd at the 2017 Region 5 Soil Judging Contest hosted by South Dakota State University in Redfield, South Dakota, on Sept. 29. By placing in the top two teams, K-State qualified for the National Soi... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2017

  10-18-17 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 302 Beans - 887 Humphrey Corn - 305 Beans - 889 Monroe Corn - 305 Beans - 892 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 297 Beans - 889 Royal Hub Corn - 292 Beans - 889 Wakefield Corn - 292 Beans - 889 West Poi... Read More

Ranchers Encouraged to Apply for Demonstration Ranch Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a rangeland health initiative in Nebraska. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is leading a state-wide effort to learn more about, and increase the adoption of, grazing managem... Read More

Kansas State University featured in Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense national report

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University is strengthening its reputation as the Silicon Valley for biodefense. The university is featured in several sections of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense's special bipartisan report released on Wedne... Read More

R-CALF USA Unhappy About Secretary Perdue's Decision  to Abandon the GIPSA Rules

Billings, Mont. - R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement following Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's announcement that he is withdrawing one cattle-related GIPSA rule and refusing to take any action on the other cattle-relate... Read More

RFD TV veterinarian Dr. Dan Thompson to speak to beef producers in meeting series

The U.S. Beef Cattle Production Journey: The Destination Is Up To Us, Featuring Dr. Dan Thomson, DVM The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and Nebraska Extension are bringing Dr. Dan Thomson, a third-generation bovine veterinarian and host of a nat... Read More

U.S. Wheat Associates to Close Cairo Office, Continue Regional Market Coverage from Rotterdam, Casablanca

ARLINGTON, Virginia — Continuing a strategic effort to increase resources in wheat import market segments with the best potential for growth and returns for the farmers it represents, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has announced it will close its offi... Read More

NAFTA Commodity Groups Unite to Urge Negotiation Success

U.S. commodity export groups, along with counterparts from Canada and Mexico, are reiterating their support for free trade. The U.S. Grains Council, along with the U.S. Soybean Export Council, National Sorghum Producers, National Corn Growers, and... Read More

Canada “Flatly Rejects” U.S. Dairy Proposal

Wrapping up the fourth round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. proposed a dismantling of Canada’s dairy supply management system. Bloomberg reports Canada “flatly rejects” the proposal by the United States. The pr... Read More

*Audio* National Livestock Groups Call GIPSA Withdraw a Victory...But One Senator is Not Happy

National livestock groups are hailing the Department of Agriculture’s withdraw of a GIPSA rule a victory. USDA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing it would withdraw the interim final rule under the Grain Inspection, Packers and... Read More

K-State teaming with other universities to offer 5-State Beef Conference

ASHLAND, Kan. – Kansas State University is teaming with several other universities, industry representatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer a 5-State Beef Conference in three locations in early November. Presentations will cover a ... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2017

  10-17-17 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 304 Beans - 889 Humphrey Corn - 305 Beans - 894 Monroe Corn - 305 Beans - 894 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 299 Beans - 889 Royal Hub Corn - 294 Beans - 889 Wakefield Corn - 294 Beans - 889 West Poi... Read More

Kansas forestland acreage decreases for first time in 81 years

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- For 81 years, the forests and woodlands of Kansas have been inventoried by the U.S. Forest Service in collaboration with the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University to track changes in the size and condition of this valuab... Read More