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73 Biodiesel Companies, Stakeholders Ask Congress to Immediately Extend the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), its member companies, and stakeholder organizations delivered a letter to House leaders, urging them to make a multiyear extension of t... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau President, Steve Nelson, Comments on President Trump's Major Disaster Designation

Following President Trump's disaster designation for Nebraska. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson released the following statement. “Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, and rural citizens sincerely appreciate President Trump’s actions issui... Read More

US-China Plan New Trade Talks for Deal by End of April: WSJ

(Reuters) - Top U.S. and China negotiators are planning new rounds of talks starting next week to end a trade dispute between the two nations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Se... Read More

Tentative Agreement Reached on China Trade Enforcement Mechanism

China and the U.S. have reached a tentative agreement on enforcement of a potential trade agreement between the two nations. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday the mechanism blocks Beijing from retaliating if the U.S. implements... Read More

U.S. Likely to Battle with EU Over Ag Before Trade Talks

U.S. Trade Representative chief agriculture negotiator Gregg Doud calls European Union protectionist measures "non-science-based" and "backward-looking." The comments signal a fight ahead between the EU and the U.S. before the two nations discuss a t... Read More

Iowa Governor signs law to prevent undercover reports on animals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill designed to prosecute people who get hired at a farm in order to work undercover to report on animal living conditions. The bill was approved by the Senate and House on Tuesday... Read More

Bill would give economic boost to 4-H, FFA students

A recently introduced House bill would give an economic boost to young people in agriculture by allowing 4-H and FFA students aged 21 and younger to keep more of the modest income they earn. The students can turn around and put the money toward highe... Read More

Members appointed to American Egg Board

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of nine members and 10 alternates to serve on the American Egg Board. Nine member appointees and nine alternates will serve two-year terms. One alternate appointee will serve ... Read More

Lawmakers say No to Potential EU-U.S. Trade Agreement Without Agriculture

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is demanding the Trump Administration force the European Union to include agriculture in upcoming trade talks. A group of 114 lawmakers penned a letter this week to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stating, ... Read More

EPA Grants Five More '17 RFS Waivers

OMAHA (DTN) -- The EPA granted five additional 2017 small-refinery exemptions (SREs) to the Renewable Fuel Standard on Thursday, raising the agency total for that year to 34, according to an update posted to EPA's online dashboard. The dashboard also... Read More

API Calls EPA E15 Proposal a “Bad Deal” for Consumers

The American Petroleum Institute calls the year-round E15 proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency a “bad deal” for consumers. A critic of the Renewable Fuel Standard, API called on the Trump administration to “scrap this anti-consume... Read More