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K-State researchers seeking ways to protect flour

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Most consumers typically don’t think that a food safety risk lurks in their kitchen’s flour bin, but a handful of product recalls since 2015 in the United States and other countries is changing that mindset. Rather than acc... Read More

(Video) Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman hosted FFA members for a proclamation signing ceremony declaring “FFA Week” in Nebraska.  FFA, also known as “Future Farmers of America,” started in 1... Read More

China, U.S., Seek Agreement in Trade Talks

Trade talks between the U.S. and China resumed Tuesday as both nations seem optimistic to reach an agreement that would mark the end of a tit-for-tat trade war. Mid-level talks are ongoing, with higher-level talks expected Thursday that will inclu... Read More

Stamp Farms Co-Defendants Sentenced

OMAHA (DTN) -- Two of three men indicted on 14 counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false statements to attain loans and crop insurance for Decatur, Michigan-based Stamp Farms LLC, have been sentenced to prison time. They have been or... Read More

Fortenberry Announces Postponement of Farm Bill Review Session in Norfolk

Lincoln, NE – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) announced today that, due to severe weather conditions, the Farm Bill review session scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, at the Elkhorn Natural Resources District Conference Room in Norf... Read More

Backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by 'biofuel reset'

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation’s biofuel policy over the next three years, arguing the targeted range it included for ann... Read More

RMA Administrator: No Hemp Coverage Currently, New Enterprise Coverage Coming

SAN DIEGO (DTN) -- Martin Barbre, the administrator of the Agriculture Department's Risk Management Agency, told the crop insurance industry on Monday that agents can discuss crop insurance for hemp with farmers who are growing it, but must tell them... Read More

Collaborative Program Brings Ag Leaders Together to Sharpen Skills

Corn farmers joined with their counterparts from other ag-focused organizations in Raleigh, N.C. and Washington, D.C. last week for the revisedLeadership At Its Best Program, sponsored bySyngenta. The new structure of the program allows leaders from ... Read More

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

WASHINGTON, DC  — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 tho... Read More

K-State researchers seeking ways to protect flour

Most consumers typically don’t think that a food safety risk lurks in their kitchen’s flour bin, but a handful of product recalls since 2015 in the United States and other countries is changing that mindset. Rather than accept that it’s just t... Read More

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 thousand attendees annua... Read More

Ritchie Bros. sells US$23+ million of equipment at its largest Tipton auction ever

Last week Ritchie Bros. conducted its largest Tipton, CA auction ever, selling more than 2,250 equipment items and trucks for US$23+ million on February 15. A record 4,850+ people from 44 countries registered to bid in the unreserved public au... Read More

Applications Now Open for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

DES MOINES, IOWA – The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships. This program, now in its tenth year, is open to college juniors and seniors who have plans to pursue a career in swi... Read More

UNMC College of Public Health awards five agriculture safety/health program grants

The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH), an agricultural safety and health center in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, recently awarded five pilot program grants. Two of the recipients... Read More