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Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Ag & Business Groups Applaud WOTUS Repeal

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska agriculture and business groups applauded an announcement by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt that the Trump Admi... Read More

Maine Takes Lead in Food Sovereignty Movement

Maine Governor Paul LePage recently signed a bill into law that affirms the rights of cities and towns to regulate local food production in their areas. A Press Herald Dot Com report says that makes Maine the second state in the U.S. to allow consume... Read More

Moran, Manchin Call on FCC to Expand Broadband Access in Rural America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) recently sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward with the Remote Areas Fund (RAF). The senators urged the FCC to structure the RAF in ... Read More

Minnesota Still Engaging With Cuba Despite Setback

Minnesota’s government and businesses are actively engaging in Cuba in areas like agricultural trade. This is despite a rollback in trade relations by U.S. President Donald Trump. Reuters reports that Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is ... Read More

State, Local Officials Urge Inclusive Approach to WOTUS Rewrite

Any rewrite of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation – which clarifies the waters and wetlands that fall under federal protection – should reflect differences in regional climate, geology and hydrology,... Read More

Roberts Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Farmers Purchase New Equipment and Replace Worn-Out Machinery

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to introduce the bipartisan Agriculture Equipment and Machinery Depreciation Act to help farmers purchase new equipment and replac... Read More

Member of House Ag Committee to visit western Nebraska

Congressman Donald Bacon Representative of Nebraska's 2nd District will be in western Nebraska June 24-25. Bacon is on the House Committee on Agriculture and is looking to broaden his knowledge of agriculture in the state. "I was raised on a co... Read More

NMPF Leaders Applaud European High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names

PARIS, FRANCE – The recent European Court of Justice ruling upholding European Union regulations that prevent plant-based dairy alternatives from using terms like “milk,” “cheese” and “yogurt” is a victory for the same battle occurring ... Read More

(VIDEO) Smith Questions U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer on Agriculture Trade Priorities

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on agriculture trade priorities in today’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Trump’s trade agenda.  Smith focused on China’... Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Have One Week Left to Sign Up to Receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture

New farmers and ranchers, and those not previously contacted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), have until the end of June to ensure they are represented in this year’s Census of Agriculture. To receive a census questionnaire t... Read More

Trump Talks Ag While In Iowa

President Donald Trump pledged to include rural broadband in his infrastructure plan while in Iowa Wednesday. The President visited Kirkwood University in Cedar Rapids to talk agricultural technology, and held a rally in downtown Cedar Rapids. Tru... Read More