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Potash -- More Supply Than Demand?

While global potash (K) fertilizer prices have been at their highest levels in the last three years due to cutbacks in supply, the outlook for the market is for more capacity than new demand. Potash producers with smaller, higher-cost production faci... Read More

Kansas Corn Statement Congressional Approval of 2018 Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2018 Farm Bill with a vote of 369-47. The vote came just a day after the U.S. Senate easily passed the bill. Kansas Corn Growers Association President Ken McCauley thanked Congressman Roger Marshall, who s... Read More

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid. The House voted 369-... Read More

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

2018 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention and Trade Show Wrapped Up Last Week

Another successful Annual Nebraska Cattlemen Convention and Trade Show was held last week in Kearney, Nebraska. Over 600 attendees participated in the many meetings, meals and social events that happened during the 2018 convention. The annual conv... 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

Dicamba Rules Vary by State

Another Patchwork of State Dicamba Rules Emerging for 2019 ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Pick a state, any state, and chances are the rules for dicamba use there could differ from its neighbors next year. EPA released federal labels for XtendiMax... 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

DDGS, Grains Sales Top $400 Million At 2018 Export Exchange

The grain buyers from 35 countries who attended this year’s Export Exchange conference in Minneapolis have since reported buying an estimated $403 million worth of coarse grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (D... 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

The Wendy's Company Announces Major Advancement in Beef Sourcing

The Wendy's Company announced an industry-leading step that will allow the company to better understand and communicate how cattle for Wendy's fresh beef* hamburgers are raised, facilitating advancements in areas such as animal care, antibiotics and ... 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