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USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $398.5 million (PDF, 105 KB) to improve rural electric service in 13 states. “Reliable and affordable ele... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Farm Bureau Works to Lower Health Costs for Farmers and Ranchers

For the first time, individual farm and ranch families in Nebraska will have the opportunity to join Nebraska Farm Bureau’s (NEFB) new large group Association Health Plan (AHP) and avoid the higher cost of premiums in the individual health insuranc... Read More

Harvest is underway and watch for stalk rot.

            We have started to see some movement out in the fields with harvest underway. In terms of corn, some silage has been chopped, high moisture corn is being harvested, and seed corn fields are quickly drying down and are starting... Read More

Freeland resumes NAFTA talks in Washington as Congress grows restless

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington — and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that's keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact. Freeland flew back to the U.S. capital Tuesday as a prominent ... Read More

Less Than 30 Days Left to Nominate for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

ST. LOUIS, MO -The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteeri... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information: ...... Read More

Farm Bill Delay Possible as Deadline Looms

The farm bill deadline at the end of the month could pass without a new farm bill or an extension. As the pace of the farm bill committee stalls, leadership says the actual deadline that would have any impact on farm country is in December, if the bi... Read More

NFU Opposes ERS, NIFA Reorganizations and Relocations

WASHINGTON - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging him not to reorganize and relocate the department’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Insti... Read More

Bayer donates Living Billboards Harvest to St. Louis Area Foodbank

For the past month, motorists travelling along St. Louis' two major highways have witnessed a feast of lush, leafy collards, kale and chard growing on two "living billboards" featuring the iconic St. Louis Arch standing tall in front of the downtown ... Read More

Cattlemen's Association opposes proposed ban on strychnine to control gophers

EDMONTON - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says Ottawa should continue to allow producers to use strychnine to kill prairie gophers. Health Canada is proposing to ban the use of the poison to control the rodents formally known as the Richards... Read More

Business Groups Criticize Strategy to Keep Upping the Tariff Ante Between US, China

OMAHA  -- In the latest round of tariffs, China responded Tuesday to the U.S. by announcing new 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods after President Donald Trump late Monday announced similar tariffs on roughly $200 billion in goods from C... Read More

Missouri teacher shares love of sheep with students

COLUMBIA, Mo.  — "Do you have any more silly sheep stories?" Sam Garrett frequently fields the question from her third-graders at Fairview Elementary School. "I actually make a list of stories and cross them off if I tell them that one so I ... Read More

Holdenville Livestock Market to host World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier October 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Holdenville Livestock Market, 3233 N 370 Cr, will host the first of three regional qualifying events for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). The midwestern regional qualifying event will be October 1. Opening ce... Read More

Caskey to Join NCGA as Vice President of Communications

(ST. LOUIS) -- The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today announced that Neil Caskey has been selected to serve as NCGA Vice President of Communications, beginning Monday, October 15. Caskey will build upon the organization’s ongoing comm... Read More