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China buys U.S. soybeans after declaring ban on American farm goods

CHICAGO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - China snapped up a small volume of U.S. soybeans last week after pledging to halt purchases of American farm products due to the escalating trade war between Washington and... Read More

China Soybean Sales Uncertain Annual Global Soybean Conference Aims to Find More Markets

CHICAGO (DTN) -- Even though a Chinese trade delegation is visiting Chicago for the annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange meeting in Chicago, there remains uncertainty on how much soy will be traded between the U.S. and China this year. Jim Sutter, ... Read More

Huskers give back to Nebraska through flood work

Lincoln, Neb. — It’s been months since record-setting floods swept into Nebraska communities and recovery efforts continue to show progress. This summer, through a University of Nebraska serviceship program, several Huskers helped play a role... Read More

USDA Pulls Employees from Crop Tour Following Threat

Farmer angst spread to Pro Farmer’s Midwest Crop Tour Wednesday. The Department of Agriculture pulled all personnel from the tour after an angry farmer allegedly threatened a USDA employee over the phone. Pro Farmer says the threat reported on t... Read More

Del Monte Foods closing Minnesota plant, cutting 360 jobs

Del Monte Foods Inc. announced plans to cut 363 jobs from its plant in Sleepy Eye, Minn., according to documents filed with Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development. In all, 69 full-time and 294 seasonal workers will be let go a... Read More

Mexico, US Agree on Tomato Duties

MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones) -- Mexican tomato growers reached a last-minute deal with the U.S. Commerce Department that will suspend an antidumping investigation and remove duties on U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes in exchange for Mexico raising prices ... Read More

Delsing and Knobel elected chair and vice chair of Nebraska Wheat Board

Bob Delsing of Hemingford and Mark Knobel of Fairbury were elected chair and vice chair respectively of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) during the board’s most recent meeting. Both will serve in that capacity for a period of one year. Delsing is ... Read More

Trump Allegedly Seeks to Lesson Blow from EPA Waivers

President Donald Trump this week asked cabinet members to appease farmers angry over small refinery waivers. Following a rash of blowback from ethanol and commodity groups, Trump held a meeting to find a solution. Representatives from the Departme... Read More

400,000 acres of prevented plant land in Neb.

LINCOLN — Crop producers across Nebraska reported more than 400,000 acres of prevented plant land in 2019, according to data published last week by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In total, the USDA reported more than 19.3 milli... Read More

Irrigation districts draw closer to tackling second tunnel collapse

The question on many farmers minds is when will the Ft. Laramie Canal be repaired? It’s a question Rick Preston, district manager of Gering-Ft. Laramie District gets at least ten times a day. "It's still a question no one, yet knows the answer t... Read More

Ethanol Board offers fuel retailer training to install E15 blends and higher

LINCOLN, Neb. — Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted regulations against the sale of E15 throughout the summer months, the market and industry feedback has proven positive. For the first time ever, consumers driving 2001 or... Read More