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American Soybean Association Seeks Candidates for Soy Scholarship

ST. LOUIS, MO (Sept. 7, 2018)—The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to give a scholarship to a high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who pla... Read More

The Law of the Land: Thoughts on 199A Rules

Land is arguably a farmer's most important asset. Land provides the farmer with the canvas on which he uses his skills to grow crops or raise livestock. It is also the primary tool for transition and retirement planning. Often, the next generation co... Read More

Gap Remains in Farm Bill Talks Over SNAP

Senate Ag Committee Leaders said the farm bill compromise offered by House Ag Chair Michael Conaway doesn’t go far enough. Politico says Conaway described it as a “significant compromise.” The disagreement has slowed the efforts to reconcile... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. More agriculture news: ...... Read More

E-Verify Immigration System making its way through congress

All employers would be required to use the E-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees. Milk Business Dot Com says the requirement is part of some revisions to the Ag and Legal Workforce Act that’s currently making its way through ... Read More

OTA wants voluntary checkoff program

The Organic Trade Association announced a plan to move the industry toward a voluntary industry-invested organic research, promotion, and education checkoff program. It will be put together and in place by stakeholders across the organic supply chain... Read More

Industry coalition opposes new China Tariffs

A coalition of more than 150 business groups, including several in agriculture, wrote a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week regarding trade. The Hagstrom Report said the groups fear additional 10 percent or 25 percent ... Read More

Farm Bill compromise falls short

Senate Ag Committee Leaders said the farm bill compromise offered by House Ag Chair Michael Conaway doesn’t go far enough. Politico reported Conaway described it as a “significant compromise.” The disagreement has slowed the efforts to recon... Read More

(Video) Top News in Agriculture - Friday Five (Sept. 7, 2018)

The first September edition of Friday Five, presented by the Nebraska Corn Board, falls right between the conclusion of the Nebraska State Fair and the opening of the 41st annual Husker Harvest Days! Bryce and Alex review the fair, preview Husker ... Read More

Farmers Union to Host 350 Family Farmers for Fly-In

WASHINGTON - Amidst an historic decline in net farm income and added disruptions in agricultural trade and biofuel markets, National Farmers Union (NFU) will host 350 family farmers and ranchers in Washington, D.C., next week to meet face-to-face w... Read More

Canada, U.S. NAFTA Talks Appear to be Progressing

The North American Free Trade Agreement talks between the U.S. and Canada continue as farm leaders remain hopeful an agreement will be made soon. A small group of state Farm Bureau President’s met with the administration this week and walked awa... Read More

USDA Removes Roadblock to Mineral Exploration in Rainy River Watershed

WASHINGTON, DC  – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has removed a major obstacle to mineral leasing in Minnesota, through the cancellation of an application which has blocked min... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. ...... Read More

Conaway Offers SNAP Compromise

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway has offered up what he calls a “significant compromise” on nutrition programs in the farm bill. Conaway declined to get into specifics with Politico, but says last week he sent a proposal to hi... Read More