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Brazil's JBS imports corn for first time in 2019

SAO PAULO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian food giant JBS SA has ordered its first shipment of imported corn this year to be used as feed at meat processing plants in the southern state of Santa Catarina... Read More

APPLICATORS REQUIRE TRAINING BEFORE APPLYING RESTRICTED-USE PESTICIDES

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding farmers, ranchers and other pesticide applicators that it’s time to renew or obtain a private pesticide applicator license if you plan to purchase or use restricted-use pesticide... Read More

The 2019 NAWG/USW Winter Conference Concludes with Wheat Growers Leaving Their Mark on Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2019) – The National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates held its annual winter conference from February 11-15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Conducting meetings with Members from wheat states as well as... Read More

2019 Corn and Soy Ambassadors Announced

This year, nine University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, as part of the 2019 Corn and Soy Collegiate Ambassador Program, are getting the chance to learn more about the corn and soybean industries. The Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Nebraska... Read More

Sleight To Retire As U.S. Grains Council President And CEO

Tom Sleight, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) since 2012, will retire this summer following the appointment of his successor, the Council's Board of Directors announced this week at the organization's membership... Read More

THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CONFERENCE & 59TH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

From Jim Stitzlein, Chairman of the U.S. Grains Council: The meeting held in Cartagena, Colombia, a Caribbean hub for container shipping. Colombia is a free trade agreement partner and an important consumer of feed grains that support a thriving ... Read More

Nationwide holds annual grain bin safety contest

DES MOINES, Iowa — The risk farmers face when they enter large grain bins cannot be overstated. Within seconds, flowing grain can bury a worker who enters the bin to remove clumped or rotting grain while machinery is still running. To help reduc... Read More

Petal to Metal: Rose Inspections Didn't Stop During Shutdown

MIAMI (AP) — Throughout the five-week government shutdown, one essential government service continued at Miami International Airport: checking for exotic bugs in bunches of roses destined for Valentine's Day bouquets. U.S. Customs and Border Pro... Read More

Ethos Chocolate, a Pro-GMO Chocolate Brand, Launches to Demystify GMO Farming

WASHINGTON -- A Fresh Look, a nonprofit coalition of over 1,600 farmers committed to demystifying GMO farming, launched a new line of chocolate bars today called Ethos Chocolate. The limited-edition chocolate bars are handcrafted by an award-winning,... Read More

Market Facilitation Program Deadline Thursday

The deadline for farmers to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program is Thursday. The program, launched last year to help producers suffering from trade retaliation damages, has already paid out roughly $8 billion to farmers. Since its launch i... Read More

RFA Presents Industry Award to East Kansas Agri-Energy

ORLANDO— The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce its 2019 Industry Award is being awarded to East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE), an ethanol and renewable diesel biorefinery in Garnett, Kan. RFA presented the award to the board and... Read More