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House Farm Bill Dormant Amid Immigration Dispute

House Republican leadership is currently struggling with immigration issues and it’s put the House farm bill that didn’t pass on Friday right on the back burner. The Hagstrom Report describes the bill as “dormant.” Speaker Paul Ryan called... Read More

House Members Call for End to Thailand’s Ban on U.S. Pork

Washington, D.C.– Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Virachai Plasai, ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, calling for the removal of restrictions on imports of U.S. farm products, including U.S.... Read More

USDA to Ask About 2018 Crops, Stocks, Inventories and Values

LINCOLN, Neb. May 21, 2018 – During the next few weeks, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major inquiries, contacting nearly 4,300 producers across Nebraska to determine crop acreage and stock levels as of Ju... Read More

Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific Highlights Global Ethanol Use Opportunities

Washington, D.C. - Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific (Summit), focused ... Read More

Groups Consider Lawsuit on Fuel Rule

EPA Action Could Ban Use of Ethanol Blends Above E15 in Non-Flex-Fuel Vehicles OMAHA (DTN) -- With the heated debate over the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard still simmering, a new EPA rule sent to the Office of Management and Budget recentl... Read More

Future's One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

OMAHA -- Corn planting progress reached 81% complete nationwide as of Sunday, May 20, equal to the five-year average, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. *Listen Here: http://post.futuri... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR MONDAY MAY 21, 2018

05-21-18 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 359 Beans - 936 Humphrey Corn - 360 Beans - 938 Monroe Corn - 360 Beans - 942 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 359 Beans - 942 Royal Hub Corn - 360 Beans - 942 Wakefield Corn - 349 Beans - 938 West Point Corn - ... Read More

Export Outlook for U.S. DDGS Challenging, but Promising

Alvaro Cordero, manager of global trade for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), told attendees at the 22nd Annual Distillers Symposium on May 16 that one of the biggest challenges facing distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) has been China. Go back... Read More

USTR To Investigate NPPC Thailand Complaint

The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office will investigate a complaint against Thailand by the National Pork Producers Council. In a news release, NPPC President Jim Heimerl stated Thailand for years has "willfully denied equitable access to our produ... Read More

NFBI Averages Show Crop Operations Buoyed Up by Livestock in 2017

The 2017 averages from farm and ranch operations serviced by Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. were recently released. These averages represent 119 farms across the state participating in this financial management program. Each year the data collecte... Read More

President Trump Says China Will Buy 'Practically as Much as Our Farmers Can Produce'

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Trump administration on Monday pumped up the prospects of increased agricultural exports to China while expecting to see announcements on Chinese tariffs against U.S. agricultural products lifted following a joint statement issued ... Read More

PORK Academy Seminars Provide Producers On-Farm Insights

Des Moines, Iowa – May 21– The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds i... Read More

Farm Income, Credit, Weakening

Farm income and credit conditions continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than in previous quarters. According to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, compiled by the Kansas City Federal Reser... Read More

Syngenta Settlement Details Announced

Syngenta and plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the company have announced a $1.51 billion settlement to resolve class actions and individual cases regarding Agrisure products. The cases allege that Syngenta sold its "Agrisure Viptera" and "Agrisure ... Read More