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NMPF, AFBF Applaud Legislative Step Toward Immigration Solution

National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern issued the following statement supporting congressional action to resolve critical immigration issues facing the U.S. dairy industry: ... Read More

EU insists farming is excluded from EU-US trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is insisting to keep agriculture out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations despites Washington's wishes to include the vast sector. The EU Commission announced Friday its proposals for a negotiating mandate from th... Read More

Farm Credit CEOs: Reopen Government

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- CEOs of the three Farm Credit banks and the Farm Credit Council on Wednesday called on Congress and the Trump administration to reopen the government so that farmers can get their financial affairs in order before spring planting.... Read More

Wheeler: E15 Rule Might be Delayed

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though the EPA still is on track to complete an E15 rule in time for the start of the summer driving season on June 1, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Wednesday that could change if the partial government shutdown linge... Read More

New Grassroots Leaders Take the Helm at Farm Bureau

NEW ORLEANS, January 15, 2019 – Delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention elected members to serve as board and committee leaders for the organization. Stefanie Smallhouse, president of Arizona Farm Bureau, and... Read More

Checkoff Swine Health Committee Focuses on ASF-Prevention Strategy

The Pork Checkoff’s Swine Health Committee met last week during the National Pork Board’s Unified Research Meeting to discuss the industry’s swine health concerns, to review research proposals and to develop a plan of action for activities in 2... Read More

Farm Bill Could Smooth Path for States to Eliminate Forced Farmland Sales

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- Dying without a will or without properly structured farmland ownership can make life messy for heirs. In many of those situations, the next generation owns the land as tenants-in-common, and if the owners can't agree on how ... Read More

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ... Read More

Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

NEW ORLEANS, January 15, 2019 – Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill im... Read More

USDA Working on FSA Fix

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is working with the Office of Management and Budget to find ways to reduce the impact of the government shutdown on farmers and ranchers. Farm Service Agency offices across the country are closed and it’... Read More

Fortenberry Named Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) made the following statement today on being named the Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee: “Our land has been the source of America’s vitality,” Fort... Read More