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Heitkamp Farm Bill Amendment Supports Ag Trade to Cuba

An amendment included in the farm bill allows the Department of Agriculture to use funds for Cuba-related trade activities. The Amendment by Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota permits the use of Market Access Program and Foreign Market Developmen... Read More

Initial Reaction to the House passing of the Farm Bill

Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today joined his colleagues to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which delivers key wins for Nebraskan farmers, ranchers, and consumers, as well as certainty and stability to the economies of Ag communities like Nebraska. Four... Read More

NACD Statement on EPA's WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unveiled rulemaking which includes a new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) definition under the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule i... Read More

Jerome Powell Is Not the Bad Guy

One of the maxims often heard in economics, agriculture, and politics is that those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it. At first glance, this is a pessimistic view of human behavior. However, I believe that in some part it is a refl... Read More

Farmers' protest blocks traffic on major artery into Warsaw

Protesting Polish farmers wearing yellow vests blocked a major highway into Warsaw for several hours on Wednesday to demand government action on several grievances. Dozens of farmers in vests similar to those worn by French protesters in recent we... Read More

USDA Announces Plenary Speakers for the 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces plenary speakers for the 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), to be held Feb. 21–22, 2019, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. The 2019 forum ... Read More

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some d... Read More

White House Delays Trade Aid Payments

The Market Facilitation Program trade payments expected early this month to farmers are on hold, for now. The White House is delaying the second round of payments amid the expectation China will soon resume buying U.S. soybeans. The payments, as p... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Urges Farm Bill Passage

LINCOLN, NE – The Nebraska Farm Bureau is calling on Congress to move swiftly in passing the 2018 Farm Bill as packaged by agriculture leaders in the House and Senate. The comprehensive bill would address many of the priorities previously outlined ... Read More

Farm Bureau Applauds New Clean Water Rule Proposal Signed by EPA

State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule.  American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy D... Read More

Fischer Statement on Farm Bill Conference Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement  after the House and Senate Farm Bill conference committee released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference rep... Read More

RFA CEO Cooper Testifies on the Future Role of High Octane Fuels

While draft legislation recently released by Reps. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Bill Flores (R-Texas) represents “an important first step in the debate about future fuels policy and the role of high octane fuels,” the Renewable Fuels Association (RF... Read More

(Video) Silver bells, silver bells. It’s Christmas time in the capital city.

Silver bells, silver bells. It's Christmas time in the capital city. At the Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda on Sunday, dozens of Nebraskans gathered for the 71st annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Ring-a-ling, hear them ring The ceremony was ... Read More

USDA's Proposed Rule Offers Flexibility: Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Encourages Schools To Stay On Course

CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ -- School nutrition programs will have more flexibility in areas related to serving flavored milk and whole grains under a final rule released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The rule also allows more time for ... Read More