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Union Pacific Reports First Quarter 2017 Results Higher

Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2017 first quarter net income of nearly $1.1 billion, or a first quarter record $1.32 per diluted share.  This compares to about $1.0 billion, or $1.16 per di... Read More

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Late this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the l... Read More

New NAHMS Survey to Measure Antibiotic Use, Stewardship National Pork Board Urges Producer Participation

DES MOINES – April 27, 2017 – Starting in May, the USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will ask pig farmers who have at least 1,000 pigs and farm in any of the top 13 pork-producing states about their on-farm antimicrobial u... Read More

National FFA Organization Awards More Than $2.7 Million in Scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, April 27, 2017/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation has awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to 1,884 recipients. This was made possible thanks to the generosity of... Read More

Dow Chemical eyes consumer markets as it readies for DuPont merger

Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N) forecast better-than-expected revenue for the current quarter and said it would expand four key consumer businesses, which will be part of a new firm created after its proposed merger with DuPont (DD.N). Dow and DuPont plan... Read More

Farm Groups Push Back on Reports President Considering Withdrawal from NAFTA

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Major farm groups responded with shock and dismay Wednesday after reports that President Donald Trump is considering an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Politico first re... Read More

Sasse Says NAFTA Withdrawal is Bad for America

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding reports that the Trump Administration is preparing to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "Scrapping NAFTA would be a disastrously bad id... Read More

Administration Proposes Comprehensive Tax Reform Plan, Includes Repeal of Death Tax

Yesterday afternoon, top officials in the Trump Administration released their proposal for comprehensive tax reform, calling it the “biggest tax cut in U.S. history.” The plan is designed to serve as the starting point as Congress and the Admini... Read More

National Biodiesel Board Applauds New Biodiesel Tax Credit Bill

Today the National Biodiesel Board applauded the introduction of a bipartisan biodiesel tax credit bill that would convert the blender’s credit for biodiesel to a $1-per-gallon production credit for fuels produced in the United States for three yea... Read More

Corn with a cover of grass

The phrase “a double-edged sword” describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) from fields. Maize stover is used to make cellulosi... Read More

(VIDEO) EPW Committee Testimony: WOTUS Rule Won’t Hold Up In Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today participated in a hearing focused on reviewing the technical, scientific, and legal basis of the Obama administration... Read More