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**WEBSITE LAUNCH** House Agriculture Committee Launches Farm Bill Landing Page

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today announced the launch of a new online resource which can be accessed through the... Read More

Ag Secretary Says Oil Refiners Need RFS Relief, But Farmers Also Need Strong NAFTA

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reiterated Tuesday that President Donald Trump will keep his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, but said changes are needed to help the oil-refining industry deal with what is seen as specu... Read More

White House to host fresh biofuels talks to help refiners: sources

(Reuters) - The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country’s biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter. ... Read More

Chairman Roberts: “Trade Is More Than a Product Crossing a Border”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today addressed the Washington International Trade Association, highlighting the benefits of NAFTA to American agricultu... Read More

Standing Up For Rural America

Shortly after the founding of our nation, American citizens engaged in a debate about what kind of country they and later generations would live in. No one understood the value of rural Americans more than Thomas Jefferson. Writing in a letter to Joh... Read More

Farm Bureau Members Set Policy on Property Taxes, Trade, Other Key Issues; Re-elect State Leaders at Annual Meeting

Farmers and ranchers from across the state set Nebraska Farm Bureau policy for the coming year and re-elected leaders as part of the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting and Convention held Dec. 3-5 in Kearney. Delegates discussed a wide range of ag... Read More

Canadian Ambassador Optimistic on NAFTA Negotiations

Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. says the target date of March as a finishing point to the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations is very possible. He tells Bloomberg it’s possible if the three sides can overcome some sticking points, in... Read More

Can Corn and Oil Live Together?

Oil-state Republican legislators met with President Trump on Thursday to discuss the Renewable Fuels Standard. They left with a directive from the president to figure out a compromise that would work out for both the oil and renewable fuels indust... Read More

CFRA Releases Priorities for '18 Farm Bill

On Friday, the Center for Rural Affairs released its 2018 farm bill policy platform, “A Farm Bill for Rural America.” Written by Anna Johnson, policy associate, and Rural Policy Program staff, the platform reflects more than 40 years of on-the... Read More

AFBF President Zippy Duvall Appointed to White House Trade Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.– American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has been appointed to the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.  Members of the ACTPN advise the president on the potential effects of propo... Read More

Natural Resources Commission approves 12 applications for funding through the Water Sustainability Fund

(Kearney, Neb.)  —  The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved the funding of more than $10 million for 12 projects whose sponsors submitted applications for funding assistance from the Water Sustainability Fund (WSF), bringing the total W... Read More