FDA Analysis Demonstrates U.S. Milk Supply is Safe from Drug Residues

ARLINGTON, VA – A new report released Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration underscores the safety of the nation’s milk supply, and demonstrates that the regulations to keep drug residues o... Read More

USDA Designates Sumner County in Kansas as a Primary Natural Disaster Area With Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Sumner County in Kansas as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. “Our hearts go out to those Kansas farmers and ... Read More

Thune, Klobuchar Requested Report Outlines Rail Service Challenges in Upper Midwest

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today commented on a newly released report that they called for from the U.S. Department of Agriculture examining the rail service challenges in the Upper Midwest in 2013 a... Read More

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS TO SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

Des Moines, IA - Prominent leaders from agriculture's diverse value chain issued an open letter to policymakers and presidential hopefuls attending the first ever Iowa Ag Summit, urging them to consider Iowa's renewable energy record in wind, solar a... Read More

EITC vital in Rural and Small Town Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska - Today, the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee is hearing public testimony on LB 495 - a legislative proposal that would increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit to 13 percent of the federal EITC for tax years 2016 and b... Read More

World Dairy Expo Announces New Board Leadership

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo held its annual Board of Director and Committee Meetings March 2 and 3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Major stakeholder groups from across North America provided input and policy guidance for future E... Read More

State Senators to debate Nebraska medical marijuana bill during Friday hearing

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska is drawing strong support from people with debilitating medical conditions and opposition from the state's top law enforcement official. Both sides will square off Friday in a legislative hearing. ... Read More

Smith questions ammunition ban; pushes for trade promotion authority

Third District Congressman Adrian Smith joined 238 colleagues in sending a letter to ATF Director Todd Jones asking for answers to ban the production and sale of a popular type of ammunition. Smith says the proposal to ban M855 ammunition is a... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Sponsors College Students  Attendance to College Conference on Cooperatives

Lincoln, NE – 19 agricultural students and their professors from 3 different Nebraska Colleges traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota February 19-22 to learn about cooperatives under the guidance of Nebraska Farmers Union.  The participating colleges ... Read More

Agriculture Under Secretary Scuse Leads USDA Trade Mission to Southeast Asia March 9-13

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – Leaders from six state agriculture departments and 21 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Michael Scuse on a trade mission to Southeast Asia from Mar... Read More

Bill to free Nebraska motorcyclists from helmet law advances

A bill to repeal Nebraska's mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists will be debated by the full Legislature. The eight-member Transportation and Telecommunications committee voted 6-2 on Thursday to advance the measure by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Ho... Read More