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UK farmers urge lawmakers to avoid no-deal Brexit

Britain’s farming unions have urged lawmakers to avoid having Britain leave the European Union without a deal, arguing that such an exit could have a catastrophic impact on the nation’s food and farming sector. The four unions wrote to British... Read More

Trump to Address Farm Bureau Convention

President Donald Trump will address the American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention on Monday, January 14th, in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s the second-straight year that the president will make an appearance at the Farm Bureau event. The c... Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Case Over Stores' Food Stamp Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal from a group representing food retailers to prevent the release of information about the federal food stamp program to a South Dakota newspaper. The justices say they'll review an a... Read More

Iowa “Ag-Gag” Law Struck Down in Court

A federal judge struck down Iowa’s “Ag-Gag Law.” The law prevents journalists and advocacy groups from taking part in undercover investigations of farms, slaughterhouses, and other agricultural facilities. The law, passed in 2012, is called the... Read More

Ag Estate Planning Workshops this Week in West Point and Blair

Nebraska Extension is hosting two Estate Planning Workshops this January for landowners, ranchers, and farmers. The first will be Wednesday, January 16 at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point from 2 to 5 p.m. The second will be Tuesday, Ja... Read More

Iowa Corn “Future of Agriculture” Scholarships Available

JOHNSTON, Iowa – January 8, 2019 – The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) are again offering the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture scholarships to aid in the development of future talent for the Iowa agric... Read More

High water slows barge traffic on U.S. Midwest rivers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - High waters in the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are slowing the movement of grain barges to the U.S. Gulf export hub, grain traders said, adding another headache to a sector struggling with rising soy stockpiles and slowed exports ... Read More

EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease

The European Union's executive body is supporting Poland's slaughter of wild boars as a way of protecting farm pigs and meat production from the deadly African swine fever. The government's decision to shoot some 200,000 wild boars this hunting se... Read More

NDA's Specialty Crop Grant Proposals Due Jan. 31

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is currently accepting grant proposals for its 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). NDA administers the program, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Special... Read More

China Pledges to Buy 'Substantial Amount' of U.S. Goods, Services -- Friday Five

Did this week fly by for you? Or did it seem like it would never end? Either way, it's the end of the week, which means it's time to review the agriculture news headlines in Friday Five! With school back in session, we have a story that will take ... Read More

Missing Data Dump, Worries About Price Discovery and Attempts to Fill the Void

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (DTN) -- As the partial government shutdown enters its 21st day, most employees responsible for compiling the January swath of market reports remain furloughed. Most of USDA's economists and statisticians responsible for producin... Read More

Bunge Names Brian Zachman President of Global Risk Management

Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced that Brian Zachman has been named President of Global Risk Management, effective January 14, 2019. In this new role, he will report to the CEO of Bunge Limited and serve on the executive leadership committee. ... Read More

Tri-State Cow/calf Symposium February 8 @ 9:00 AM Mountain Time

Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium will be held at the Wesleyan Church in Imperial Nebraska on February 8 with registration at 9:00 AM and the program starting at 9:30 AM MT.  The program was developed by Extension Educators and Specialists from Colorado ... Read More

New Poll: Consumers, by Nearly 3-to-1 Margin, Want FDA to End Mislabeling of Fake Milks

New national survey data released today finds that consumers – by a nearly 3-to-1 margin – want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce existing regulations and prohibit non-dairy beverage companies from using the term “milk” o... Read More