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NAWG Applauds Senate Ag Committee for Holding Hearing to Examine Farm Economy

Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2017) – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to examine the farm economy in rural America. Members heard testimony from USDA C... Read More

Area 4-hers raise funds for fencing in Garden County

4-H members in the Panhandle Extension District teamed up with volunteers, Bomgaars and other merchants and schools in late April and early May to help raise more than $8,000 to help restore fences destroyed by the March 16 fire near Ash Hollow. 4... Read More

Corn Replant Nears Historic Levels

How bad has this spring been for corn planting? Bad enough that some seed companies are now getting calls requesting a second round of replant corn, and the planting season is far from over. "As far as I know, this will be an historic replant year,... Read More

Marshall meets with Ag Secretary and USTR

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement following a House Ag Committee roundtable with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer: "Today's committee roundtable was a gr... Read More

Rancher Calls on Congress to Address ‘Sue and Settle’ Abuse

If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called “sue and settle” abuse. That’s the message that Darcy Helmick, Land Manager for Simplot Land & Livesto... Read More

Effect of Excessive Rainfall on Efficacy of Residual Herbicides Applied in Corn and Soybean

Soil-applied, pre-emergence herbicides applied at the beginning of the growing season require rainfall or irrigation for activation. This water turns the herbicide into a solution that can be taken up by weeds. About 0.5 to 1.0 inch of rain/irr... Read More

(VIDEO) SD Ag Foundation Proposes

The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation (SD Ag Foundation) announces the launch of “Maybe We Should Do Something,” a campaign to engage the ag community and positively impact the future of South Dakota agriculture with initiatives focusing on ed... Read More

ADM Exec Sees Opportunity to Boost Ag Competition with Border Tax

OMAHA (DTN) -- A border adjustment tax would help make American farmers and exporters more competitive globally, the top executive for Archer Daniels Midland told lawmakers Tuesday. Juan Luciano, president and CEO for agribusiness giant ADM, told me... Read More

Top Grains Traders Face Tough Choice; Partner, Merge, or Wait for Bad Weather

Commodity trader Glencore Plc's confirmation on Tuesday that it sought a tie up with grains trader Bunge Ltd likely signals the start of a wave of consolidation and partnering in the industry, as middlemen struggle to make profits amid a massive glob... Read More

Arizona Rancher Calls on Congress to Relieve Rural America from an Increasing Regulatory Burden

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2017) – Arizona rancher David Cook testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today, calling on Congress to remove layers of red tape and bureaucracy that have become detriment... Read More

China-U.S. Beef Import Discussions Moving Faster

The pace of talks to resume U.S. beef exports to China appears to be picking up. Final details are expected to be in place by early next month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s great news for American farmers who will be able to pursue ... Read More