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Perdue Hoping Trade Aid Payments Unnecessary in 2020

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is hoping that a third round of trade aid payments to farmers will be unnecessary in 2020 because of a new trade deal with China. The Hagstrom Report says Perdue spoke with reporters last week shortly after returning from... Read More

China, U.S., Strike Tariff Rollback Agreement

The U.S. and China will roll back tariffs if they strike a preliminary deal, a move requested by China before signing a phase one trade agreement. The signing of the agreement may be now delayed until next month, but the two sides continue to wrap... Read More

Perdue: Next round of MFP Funds coming soon

USDA is preparing the second round of Market Facilitation Program payments for 2019, which could come as soon as late November. "The second tranche of the 2019 Market Facilitation Program, we'll be getting it ready hopefully at the end of this month... Read More

Midwest Senators Submit Comments on EPA’s Supplemental Rule on RFS Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), each submitted comments to the Federal Register regar... Read More

China says Beijing, US to lift tariff hikes as talks advance

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and Washington have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods as talks on ending their trade war progress, a Chinese spokesman said Thursday, removing a possible stumbling block to a settlement. The agre... Read More

Carter tabs NCTA ‘relevant place’

CURTIS, Neb. — Two-year degree programs such as those offered by the University of Nebraska’s campus in Curtis, at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, have strong appeal for students seeking academics in smaller class sizes and learnin... Read More

NDA announces Ag Youth Council members, Perdue leads trade mission to Mexico - Ag News Update (11/6/19)

Good Wednesday morning!  A chilly start to November 6th.  As of 7:00 AM, it is 31° in Scottsbluff, 25° in Grant and 36° in Nebraska City.  Click here for the full weather forecast. Here's the agriculture news update from the Rural Radio Netw... Read More

ICON supports Senators efforts for honest beef labels

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska applaud Sen. Jon Tester’s Senate resolution, introduced on Oct. 30, calling on the rest of Congress to “reinstate County-of-Origin labeling for pork and beef to allow consumers to make an informed and free ch... Read More

Rural Leaders Petition President Trump to Uphold Biofuel Promise

A broad coalition of biofuel and farm advocates have sent a letter to the White House this week calling on President Trump to fix a flawed proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which “fails in its mission to reinvigorate farm eco... Read More

WOTUS Repeal Faces Legal Challenges

OMAHA (DTN) -- The agriculture industry celebrated the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule repeal that EPA finalized in recent weeks. But an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation and an official with a major agriculture group said f... Read More

Hours-Of-Service Legislation Will Provide Relief For Agricultural Haulers

Bipartisan legislation was introduced last week that would provide flexible relief from hours-of-service rules for agricultural haulers. The Responsible & Efficient Agriculture Destination Act would ensure the current hours-of-service exemptio... Read More

Nebraska FFA Chapter Wins Big at National Convention, NE Farm Bureau Health Insurance - Ag News Update (11/5/19)

Good Tuesday Morning! Here's the latest agriculture news update from the Rural Radio Network! Stories: - Imperial FFA Wins National Parliamentary Procedure Contest - Nebraska Farm Bureau Offers Health Insurance - USDA Crop Progress Report ... Read More

Pence Presses House Democrats to Hold USMCA Vote

Vice President Mike Pence again called on the House of Representatives to bring the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to a vote. Speaking at an event in Virginia over the weekend, Pence says Democrats in the House “are spending all their time on endless... Read More

Trump cites Iowa as possible location for China trade deal

President Donald Trump says Iowa is one of the places being considered for the signing of a trade agreement between the United States and China. U.S. and Chinese negotiators are working to finalize the deal in time for Trump and Chinese President ... Read More