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U.S. Wheat Associates, Other Farm Organizations Outline Priorities for WTO Ministerial

ARLINGTON, Virginia — The World Trade Organization will hold its Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference Dec. 10 to 13, 2017, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and 13 ot... Read More

USDA Emphasizing Trade Expansion

Ted McKinney, the new USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, has been busy since being sworn in. He’s visited India, Brazil, Columbia, and Panama recently with the goal of increasing trade opportunities. CapitalPress.com... Read More

Farm Bureau Members Set Policy on Property Taxes, Trade, Other Key Issues; Re-elect State Leaders at Annual Meeting

KEARNEY, NEB. – Farmers and ranchers from across the state set Nebraska Farm Bureau policy for the coming year and re-elected leaders as part of the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting and Convention held Dec. 3-5 in Kearney. Delegates discussed ... Read More

Monsanto Asks Judge to Block Arkansas Dicabma Restrictions

Monsanto went before a judge on Tuesday to officially ask the court to prevent a proposal to ban the use of a weed killer that many farmers say drifts and causes damage to their crops. An Associated Press report says the Arkansas ban on dicamba wi... Read More

Goshen County 4-H honors excellence at Recognition Banquet

TORRINGTON, Wyo - Goshen County 4-H families and volunteers gathered at the Rendezvous Center to recognize achievements of members, express appreciation for the 75 adults who volunteer in Goshen County 4-H and present awards for Outstanding Junior, I... Read More

Mexican Ambassador: 50% Chance NAFTA is Terminated

The Mexican Ambassador says there is a 50-50 chance that the North American Free Trade Agreement will be “terminated.” Geronimo Gutierrez says there are tensions hanging over the three sides in the negotiations and that’s creating an air of ... Read More

Senators Calling for House-Passed ELD Mandate Delay

Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas and North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp are spearheading a bipartisan effort to make sure the Electronic Logging Device mandate for livestock haulers is delayed one year. A group of Senators wrote to Major... Read More

Net wrap needs assessment

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The decision to bind forages with net wrap or twine has been a recent discussion point among livestock producers. While net wrap increases baling efficiency and reduces storage loss, it can be difficult and time consuming to remov... Read More

October another Stellar Month for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

U.S. pork exports remained ahead of last year’s record volume pace, and beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time, according to October export results released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federa... Read More

Natural Resources Districts Now Taking Tree and Shrub Seedling Orders

(Nebraska) Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) is encouraging landowners to invest in trees this year. The Natural Resources Districts Conservation Tree Program assists property owners with windbreaks and many other benefits every year... Read More

Senators Call for Delay of Implementation of the ELD Mandate for Livestock Haulers

On Tuesday, Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) led a bipartisan effort to delay the implementation of the ELD mandate for livestock and insect haulers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Ch... Read More

Scotts Bluff County 4-H holds achievement celebration

Scotts Bluff County 4-H held its annual Achievement Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the University of Nebraska’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center. The theme was “Far Out, Funky 4-H Achievement Fandango.” The 4-H Council officers are... Read More

China Phasing Out More Pesticides in Push for Food Safety

China will begin eliminating the use of 12 pesticides over the next five years as it looks to improve safety of farm produce. The move comes amid an ongoing campaign to improve the environment and tackle soil pollution, according to Reuters. China... Read More

Missouri to Challenge California Egg law in U.S. Supreme Court

Missouri is leading 13 states to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a California law regarding egg production requirements. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced this week the state would continue its challenge to the California law that r... Read More