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Ag Secretary Says Oil Refiners Need RFS Relief, But Farmers Also Need Strong NAFTA

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reiterated Tuesday that President Donald Trump will keep his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, but said changes are needed to help the oil-refining industry deal with what is seen as specu... Read More

NPNRD gets ready for greenhouse

The North Platte Natural Resources District in Scottsbluff, will begin construction on a geothermal greenhouse  south of its building in the spring. The greenhouse, which will be 126’ x 16’ and 14’ high, is modeled after the one in Alliance... Read More

White House to host fresh biofuels talks to help refiners: sources

(Reuters) - The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country’s biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter. ... Read More

Chairman Roberts: “Trade Is More Than a Product Crossing a Border”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today addressed the Washington International Trade Association, highlighting the benefits of NAFTA to American agricultu... Read More

USDA Reports Flash- USDA Bumps up Corn Use

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- USDA raised corn usage for ethanol on Tuesday for the 2017-18 crop by 50 million bushels, but also lowered soybean and wheat exports by 25 million bushels for each crop. The December World Agricultural Supply and Demand E... Read More

EU to Lists Objections to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

The European Union is setting up potential reasons to reject Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto. This week, the EU is expected to send Bayer a so-called statement of objections that list potential reasons for the EU to block the $66 billion proposa... Read More

Voluntary Water Use Reporting Underway

(Lincoln, Neb.)  —  With another irrigation season ended and a new water year already under way, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) has sent out invitations to all surface water irrigation permit holders to voluntarily report their... Read More

Wool Exports Increase 24 Percent

Wool exports increased 24 percent during the 2017 marketing year. Exports of U.S. wool increased 8.64 million lbs. to total more than 25 million lbs. for the year. The American Sheep Industry Association says work in conjunction with the Departmen... Read More

Standing Up For Rural America

Shortly after the founding of our nation, American citizens engaged in a debate about what kind of country they and later generations would live in. No one understood the value of rural Americans more than Thomas Jefferson. Writing in a letter to Joh... Read More

Sorghum Symposium Coming to NCTA in Curtis

The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association (NeGSPA) together with the Grain Sorghum Board and Nebraska Extension announce the 2018 Sorghum Symposium to be held January 18, 2018 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, 404 East 7th Str... Read More

Corn Market May Need Disruption

A banking official from Nebraska says the market may need “some disruption in production,” to reach higher prices for corn. Tom Jensen of First National Bank of Omaha told the Omaha-World Herald there is nothing on the horizon to increase corn pr... Read More

Farm financial workshops in five locations

MANHATTAN, Kan. — With farm profitability rivaling the low levels of the 1980s, K-State Research and Extension is offering confidential, one-on-one financial planning assistance to agricultural producers in five locations in early 2018. Through ... Read More

U.S. soy processors build new capacity at fastest rate in 20 years

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural cooperatives are building new soybean crushing plants at the fastest rate in two decades as farmers in the world’s top producer prepare to sow another record area with soy. The growth worldwide in the number... Read More

USDA Reports Preview

USDA isn't expected to say much in its December round of numbers, which means there's not much to say in this month's preview. USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at... Read More