class="page-template page-template-page-templates page-template-news page-template-page-templatesnews-php page page-id-544 page-parent group-blog masthead-fixed full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.0.1 vc_responsive"
NBB Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Limit RFS Small Refinery Exemptions

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) today thanked Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Thune (R-SD), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for introducing l... Read More

USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to relocate the headquarters of two research agencies to the Kansas City area, intensifying concerns that research will suffer. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the move Thursday and said it wil... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage ... Read More

Trudeau to meet Trump in Washington next week for talks on trade, China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump are to discuss continental trade and their shared challenges with China in a meeting in Washington next week. The Prime Minister's Office says the leaders will use next Thursday's meeti... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces Kansas City Region as Location for ERS and NIFA

(Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to... Read More

Massive Ag Coalition Urges USMCA Ratification

More than 950 agribusinesses and farm groups are urging Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement quickly. Canada, Mexico and the U.S. have all taken the first steps towards ratifying the agreement that will replace the North American Free ... Read More

Trump threatens tariffs if China's Xi doesn't meet with him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if Chinese President Xi Jinping  doesn't meet with him at the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this month, additional tariffs will go into effect. But Trump says he expects Xi to attend.... Read More

USDA Helps Farmers, Businesses and Ag Producers Cut Energy Costs

 Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding 58 grants for projects in 17 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PDF, 146 KB) to reduce energy ... Read More

Growth Energy: American Drivers Reach 10 Billion Miles Driven on E15

Today, Growth Energy announced that drivers across the United States have reached a new milestone, logging 10 billion miles on the road using E15. The news comes on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of year-round sa... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on Disaster and Trade-Related Assistance

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are facing significant cha... Read More

New Law Allows Lower Taxes for Flood-Damaged Property

Much of eastern and central Nebraska suffered devastating flooding in March 2019. Much agricultural land, as well as agricultural, residential, industrial and commercial property has been damaged or destroyed. A 2019 bill just enacted—Legislative B... Read More