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Tough US Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese Imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is announcing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, escalating a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. President Donald Trump vowed anew on Friday to clamp down... Read More

Ag Groups Tweet #TradeNotTariffs

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farm groups took to social media on Thursday as part of a last-ditch effort to get the Trump administration to back off trade tariffs the administration is expected to implement against China on Friday. The groups fear China could boun... Read More

(Video) EPA Administrator announces next step to redefine WOTUS

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency was in friendly company as he announced the agency would be taking the second step to redefine "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS). EPA Chief Scott Pruitt was joined by Governor Pete Ricketts and ... Read More

House Farm Bill Prospects Improving

House Republican leadership worked out a deal to bring up two different immigration bills for votes next week. One of the bills is the conservative measure authored by Representative Bob Goodlatte that the Freedom Caucus wanted to be brought up fo... Read More

Federal Judge Rules Against California’s Glyphosate Labeling Requirement

The national agriculture coalition fighting against California’s false and misleading Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate picked up another win in court. U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb upheld the preliminary injunction prohibiti... Read More

Tough US tariffs on China could begin as early as Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Kor... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD Makes State History with Precedent-Setting Initiative

YORK, Neb. – The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) is embarking on the first-ever combined water quality management and voluntary integrated management planning processes in partnership with both the Nebraska Department of Environment... Read More

Smith Announces New Staff Member Jacy Spencer

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced the addition of Jacy Spencer to his Grand Island staff, who will serve as Community Liaison - Agriculture Specialist. “I’m happy to announce Nebraska native Jacy Spencer will join ... Read More

Farmers, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Farmers and ethanol producers gave Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt a rough reception in South Dakota, accusing him of undermining the industry that's a key part of the state's economy. About 20... Read More

USDA Launches Interactive Map of Opioid Epidemic Resources

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today unveiled a new interactive feature on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rural opioid misuse webpage. Now webpage visitors can use a... Read More

Nebraska Hosts Chinese Pork Producers

LINCOLN, Neb. — June 14, 2018 — Nebraska soybean farmers fostered trade relationships over lunch with visiting Chinese pork producers last Friday. The tour, coordinated by the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC), brought producers f... Read More

Agriculture Associations Appeal to Congress:  We Need #TradeNotTariffs

Washington, D.C. June 14, 2018- After weeks of engaging with the Trump Administration to gain insight into the future of trade tariffs, agriculture producers and related industries dependent on exports to China are turning to Congress for help. ... Read More

China Warns US Trade Deals Off If Tariff Hike Goes Ahead

BEIJING (AP) — China's government renewed its threat Thursday to scrap deals with Washington aimed at defusing a sprawling trade dispute as the White House prepared to release a list of Chinese goods targeted for tariff hikes. President Donald T... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - June 14, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on the latest in agriculture news. ...... Read More