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Area expanded for limited irrigation yield by written agreements

This week U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency Topeka Regional Office expanded the area for producers looking to request a limited irrigation yield by written agreement. Counties now included for corn are: Barton, Cheyenne, Clay, ... Read More

USCA Comments on Recent Amendments to Live Cattle Futures Contract

Following the CME Group’s announcement of amendments to the Live Cattle Futures Contract, United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing Committee Chairman Allan Sents issued the following statement:   “Over the course of the past ye... Read More

(VIDEO) Sen. Moran Discusses Ag Exports, Commodities & Community Banks on the Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) spoke on the Senate Floor today about the importance of agriculture exports, the challenges associated with low commodity prices, the importance of access to credit and lending during difficult times, and the opportu... Read More

Statements on Senate Approval of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Today, the Senate approved Scott Pruitt to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by a 52 to 46 vote. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, made the following s... Read More

NE and KS's Number of Farms and Ranches Declined During 2016

Nebraska's number of farms and ranches declined during 2016, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the State, at 48,400, was down 300 farms from 2015. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebras... Read More

EU To Begin Trade Talks with China

The European Union is getting set to talk trade with China in April or May. European officials told Reuters the goal is to promote free trade and international cooperation in the face of what may be a more protectionist Washington D.C. A European tra... Read More

House Agriculture Panel Approves Two Measures on Pesticides

Two measures regarding the regulation of pesticides were approved Feb. 16 by the House Agriculture Committee. HR 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, would clarify Congressional intent regarding pesticide regulation in or around waters of the U... Read More

Senate Panel Hears From Trump Trade Official

Several Senate Finance Committee members said they remain confused on the Trump administration’s trade strategy even after meeting with the director of the newly created White House National Trade Council. Peter Navarro, the former University of Ca... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto for Dicamba Damage

Monsanto has been served with a second lawsuit over the off-label dicamba drift damage that occurred in 10 states in 2016. The new case, a class action suit filed in U.S. District Court in Missouri, has two farmers from that state as lead plaint... Read More

Deere Announces First-Quarter Earnings of $194 Million

Net income attributable to Deere & Co. was $193.8 million, or $0.61 per share, for the first quarter ended Jan. 29, compared with $254.4 million, or $0.80 per share, for the period ended Jan. 31, 2016. Worldwide net sales and revenue... Read More

Tyson Plants Continue Operation on

Tyson plants were operating as normal on Thursday despite a national call for a "Day Without Immigrants". Gary Mickelson, Senior Director of Public Relations at Tyson Foods said, "Absenteeism was higher than normal, but operations were continuing... Read More

USGC Advisory Teams Contribute To Global Trade Strategy

Members of the U.S. Grains Council's Advisory Teams met this week at the organization's 14th International Marketing Conference and 57th Annual Membership Meeting in Panama City, Panama, to set direction and priorities for the Council’s global acti... Read More

Wisconsin Farm Leader Testifies on Endangered Species Reform

In congressional testimony today, Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte, told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee current Endangered Species Act enforcement fails to provide adequate incentives for species conservation on working la... Read More

(AUDIO) U.S. Grains Council Wraps Up Meeting in Panama

  Thank you to our sponsor of the Panama International Marketing Conference & Membership Meeting Comments from NeFB Vice President Mark McHargue on importance of US Grains Council: Past USGC Chair Alan Tiemann from Seward: ... Read More