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Brazil Cattle Farmers Pay Price for JBS Graft as Giant Buying Less

On the flat green pastures of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, ranchers are witnessing firsthand what happens when the biggest cattle buyer stumbles. JBS SA, the nation’s meat-producing powerhouse, ... Read More

June 27, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.72 (+0.04) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.72 (+0.04) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.72 (+0.04) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.82 (+0.04) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.82 (+0.04) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Many Applaud as EPA Proposes Rule To Repeal ‘WOTUS’

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2017 – Several agricultural groups and others are happy over today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave t... Read More

International Dairy Groups Join U.S. in Calling for Action Against Canadian Trade Policies

(Washington, D.C. – June 27, 2017) An international coalition of 10 dairy industry organizations, including three U.S. dairy groups, is asking their governments’ trade ministers to intercede in the increasingly acrimonious dispute over Canada’... Read More

USGC: NAFTA Modernization Efforts Should Seek to Ease Uncertainty For Customers, U.S. Farmers

Concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have disrupted relationships with longstanding customers of U.S. grains and caused significant concern in farm country, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chairman Chip Councell tes... Read More

Brazil meat inspection flaws flagged in new blow to sector

Brazil's meat industry lacks enough inspectors to ensure the product is safe, a health inspectors union said on Monday, blaming government cutbacks for what the United States has called system-wide sanitary issues. The ANFFA union renewed its long... Read More

State commission retains panhandle's 4th district judgeship

The Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission Tuesday recommended to the legislature that a fourth district court judge be retained in the panhandle’s 12th judicial district and that the judge be located in Scotts Bluff County. The decision came af... Read More

TCD names new Community and Economic Development Director

Twin Cities Development has announced that a familiar face will be taking the reins as the new Community and Economic Development Director. Former Scottsbluff/ Gering United Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Scottsbluff City Councilman Ke... Read More

NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritize Ag

A modernized North American Free Trade Agreement must build upon market gains for U.S. agriculture and settle remaining challenges for our nation’s farmers and ranchers in our neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stat... Read More

Goshen 4-H competes in Showcase Showdown

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Goshen County 4-H, represented by 43 members, had a successful showing at the 2017 Showcase Showdown on June 20-22. The showcase is an opportunity for 4-H members across Wyoming to display their talents in 11 different state compet... Read More

Chinese-owned Syngenta eyes Bayer assets to bolster seeds

Switzerland's Syngenta (SYNN.S), the crop protection company acquired by ChemChina, has vowed to bulk up its seeds business and join the chase for assets rival Bayer (BAYGn.DE) must sell to gain regulatory approval for its takeover of Monsanto(MON.N)... Read More