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Soy Groups Seek Meeting with Trump on Waivers

The National Biodiesel Board and American Soybean Association have requested a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss small refinery exemptions. In a letter to the President, NBB CEO Donnel... Read More

USDA Mailing Trade Aid Checks

Farmers are seeing payments from the first round of the latest trade aid in the mailbox. Farm Service Agency director Richard Fordyce says the first payments are being mailed out now, and farmers are reporting receiving the checks. Round one of th... Read More

CANCELED: Secretary Perdue in Nebraska

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue's planned trip to Nebraska has been canceled. The top USDA official was set to tour a Nebraska farm, participate in a disaster roundtable and be part of a town hall hosted by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Acc... Read More

China buys U.S. soybeans after declaring ban on American farm goods

CHICAGO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - China snapped up a small volume of U.S. soybeans last week after pledging to halt purchases of American farm products due to the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, U.S. Department of Agriculture data show... Read More

Marshall speaks out against Administration waivers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the exemption of 31 refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel-blending requirements. Yesterday, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., sent a bipartisan letter to the Government ... Read More

China Soybean Sales Uncertain Annual Global Soybean Conference Aims to Find More Markets

CHICAGO (DTN) -- Even though a Chinese trade delegation is visiting Chicago for the annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange meeting in Chicago, there remains uncertainty on how much soy will be traded between the U.S. and China this year. Jim Sutter, ... Read More

Farm Bureau Welcomes Tomato Deal with Mexico

The latest tomato agreement with Mexico shows the United States can work out trade disputes without resorting to tariffs and underscores the need to ratify the USMCA, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today.   “We are pleased and relieved... Read More

Smith to Hold Ag Update Tour Sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn

Washington, D.C. – As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn. The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith an... Read More

USCA Submits Comments Supporting BLM’s Targeted Grazing Project

On Wednesday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted comments in support of a project initiated by the Bureau of Land Management titled Targeted Grazing of Annual Grasses in the Great Basin Ecoregions in Nevada. The purpose o... Read More

FSA Announces Payment Acceptance of Debit Cards, AHC

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House or AHC, debit. FSA says paperless payment options allow customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement ... Read More

NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for Dairy Margin Coverage as Deadline Approaches

ARLINGTON, VA – With one month left until the 2019 sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program closes, the National Milk Producers Federation urged all dairy farmers to enroll in the program, which guarantees a payout for cash-strapped producers... Read More