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(Video) Nebraska agencies relay lifesaving drug to Colorado hospital

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol and other agencies have successfully coordinated a delivery of potentially lifesaving medicine from Omaha to a children’s hospital in Colorado. The Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora requested... 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

USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Nearly 250,000 People in 103 Communities

WASHINGTON, – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects (PDF, 298 KB) to upgrade water and wastewater sys... Read More

Japan Will Resume Sheep and Goat Imports from U.S.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the Japanese government has finalized the technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports to Japan to resume for the first time in 14 years. U.S. Meat Export Federation Chair Dennis Stiff... Read More

Farmland Values Hold Steady in Grain Belt States

OMAHA, Nebraska – Farmland values in the grain belt states served by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) appear to have adjusted to a new normal. Even with seasonal fluctuations, farmland values have remained generally consistent since ... Read More

(Video) Morning Ag News Update - July 16, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on the latest in agriculture news. Story 1: U.S. House Holds Next Move on Farm Bill  Story 2: Japan Will Resume Sheep and Goat Imports from U.S. Story 3: EPA Reportedly Ditches Hardship Waiver Fix Story 4: Tr... Read More

Bel Group to build plant to produce popular Mini Babybel snacks in Quebec

SOREL-TRACEY, Que. - The Bel Group says it will spend $87 million to build a factory to produce Mini Babybel cheese snacks in Quebec at its first Canadian plant. The cheese snacks, which are encased in red wax, are currently imported. The proje... Read More

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. Even before Trump b... Read More

Pre-Conference Committee Farm Bill Discussions Get Heated in House

The U.S. House could take a step forward on moving farm bill talks ahead by voting to send the bill to conference. However, Politico says Thursday was the latest indicator that the bad blood between House Ag leaders is one of the many issues that nee... Read More

Food bloggers share the story of wheat with readers

Food bloggers have been sharing their stories about their farm to food experience with their readers since returning home from the #Wheat2Bread tour last month. Kansas Wheat teamed up with Red Star Yeast to bring nine food bloggers to Kansas... Read More

Montana Researchers Pioneer Using Wool for Erosion Control

The stuff of socks, sweaters and high-tech underwear now has yet another use, according to a Montana State University study: revegetating roadsides to prevent erosion. At a road cut along Highway 287 near Three Forks, Mont., healthy patches of nat... Read More

Huge Fuel Savings on E85 at CPI Giltner

GILTNER, NE – Flex fuel vehicle drivers can save 85 cents per gallon on E85 at Cooperative Producers Inc. in Giltner (23 Railroad St.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Consumers will be limited to 30 gallons and no containers are allow... Read More

Ag Voices of the Future Program Offers Students an Education on Ag Policy

ST. LOUIS – A select group of 10 college students from nine different states completed the Ag Voices of the Future program this week in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by Valent U.S.A. and the American Soybean Association (ASA) and gives ... Read More