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United Soybean Board Announces Polly Ruhland as New CEO

ST. LOUIS (August 23, 2017) – After an intensive search by a farmer-led team, the United Soybean Board (USB) has named Polly Ruhland as the new chief executive officer (CEO) effective November 1, 20... Read More

NAFTA Mexico Fact Finding Tour

The U.S. Grains Council will host a team of U.S. and Mexico-based and agriculture-focused media members to Texas and Mexico, August 6th-11th, to learn about the impact of U.S. corn exports to that market, including the critical role NAFTA plays in on... Read More

US Commerce Department Proposes CVDs on Imports Of Some Biodiesel

An initial finding that Argentina and Indonesia are subsidizing biodiesel production has prompted the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to set preliminary countervailing duty rates of up to 68 percent on imports of the product from the two countries.... Read More

USDA Launches Animal Welfare Database

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service has launched what it calls a “refined public search tool” offering access to compliance records for the Animal Welfare Act. Last year, APHIS formally initiated a comprehe... Read More

Farm Computer Ownership Report Released by USDA

A report by the Department of Agriculture shows farm access to the internet is increasing. The 2017 USDA Farm Computer Usage and Ownership report shows that nationally, 73 percent of farms have computer access. Of those farmers having computer access... Read More

Groups See Pruitt NCBA Video Biased Against WOTUS

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s appearance in a video with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is drawing criticism from critics and so-called government ethics experts. The Cattle Network reports that critic... Read More

EPA Announces Innovative Research in Kansas, Nebraska to Address State Environmental Issues

(Lenexa, Kan., August 22, 2017) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced research projects addressing priority environmental and human health problems in 14 states through partnerships between EPA’s research office, region... Read More

Nebraska Delegation to Focus on Farm Bill at Upcoming Listening Session

LINCOLN, NEB. – All five members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation will take part in an upcoming farm bill listening session hosted by several Nebraska agricultural organizations. The Nebraska Agriculture Farm Bill Listening Session will be ... Read More

National Young Farmers Coalition’s Lindsey Shute receives Eating Well Magazine’s 2017 American Food Heroes Award

HUDSON, NY – Aug. 22 – Lindsey Lusher Shute, the Co-founder and Executive Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), has been named one of EatingWell magazine’s top ten 2017 American Food Heroes for her work supporting young ... Read More

Macie Wippel Ag Educator attends CASE Conference and Develops Soybean Classroom Curriculum

(FAIRBANKS, ALASKA) – Macie Wippel has completed a STEM based CASE (Curriculum for AgriScience Education) training the past two weeks in Fairbanks, Alaska on Natural Resources and Ecology.  Through a Nebraska FFA Foundation scholarship, funded by ... Read More

EU Probes Bayer's Planned Buyout of Monsanto

The European Union's anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer's planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto. The European Commission, which polices competition in Europe, sa... Read More