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Farm Bill Squeaks Ahead After Getting Tied Up in Partisan Divide, Immigration Debate

OMAHA (DTN) -- In a 213-211 squeaker, the Republican-led House of Representatives passed its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon, a month after the same exact bill went down in defeat. The fa... Read More

U.S. House passes its version of Farm Bill

The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed 213-211. Democrats opposed the measure, saying it would toss too many people off government food a... Read More

EPA Weighs Dicamba Registrations as Injury Reports Mount

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- As herbicide injury reports mount in the Midwest and South, state regulators and EPA are watching the situation closely. Dicamba is facing the most alleged injury reports so far, and 2,4-D injury complaints are also an issue ... Read More

Arby's presents checks to assist with food insecurity programs

Carter Miller (with Arby’s)  presented a $3,391 check from Arby’s to Missi Iasillo, (left)  for the Cat & Pup Pack’s Weekend Backpack program and a $3,000 check from Arby’s Foundation to Steph Black, (right) with United Way of Western N... Read More

I-80 traffic stop leads to seizure of 290 pounds of marijuana and two arrests

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 290 pounds of marijuana and other products during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 8:20 a.m. Wednesday when a trooper observed an ea... Read More

African Flour Millers Visit Wheat Harvest

Flour milling executives from Sub-Saharan Africa are in the U.S. plains states to get the latest information about the hard red winter (HRW) wheat harvest, crop quality and value.   U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the U.S. wheat industry's expor... Read More

NU's proposed 2018-19 budget has $28M in spending cuts

The University of Nebraska's proposed budget for the upcoming year includes more than $28 million in spending cuts that will see a loss of more than 100 jobs across four campuses, department consolidations and a possible tuition increase. The uni... Read More

New hog nursery opens in South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Before welcoming their first shipment of pigs, Louie and Josh Johnson welcomed visitors to their new hog nursery. In the process, the rural Volin father and son hoped their open house would dispel misconceptions about large-... Read More

India, top buyer of U.S. almonds, hits back with higher duties

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, the world’s biggest buyer of U.S. almonds, raised import duties on the commodity by 20 percent, a government order said, joining the European Union and China in retaliating against President Donald Trump’s tariff hike... Read More

Online shoppers required to be charged sales tax under Supreme court ruling

Local and state advocates of main street businesses are pleased with a Supreme Court ruling Thursday that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. Twin Cities Development Community Development Director Keith Ellis says brick and mortar b... Read More

Soybean Checkoff Dollars Fund New Markets in Costa Rica, India, Morocco and More for U.S. Poultry

LINCOLN, Neb. —  The United States of America Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) annual meeting was held in Costa Rica June 11–14. Updates on new trade markets, including India, Morocco and Costa Rica, were the primary topics of the me... Read More