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Hemp Farmer Says New York Police Mistook Hemp Shipment as Marijuana

Police in New York last week intercepted and seized a shipment of organic hemp, allegedly mistaking it for marijuana. Vermont’s NBC-5 reports Fox Holler Farms of New Haven, Vermont, took a 106 lbs. shipment of organic hemp to FedEx, and “made cle... Read More

USDA Reports Flash

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA expects the nation's corn farmers to harvest 13.67 billion bushels (bb) of corn this year, pulling in a national average yield of 167 bushels per acre (bpa). That's a decline of 100 million bushels (mb) and 1.4 bpa from last month... Read More

(AUDIO) Getting a Handle on Equipment Costs

With farm income remaining depressed, managers are keenly focused on ways to improve their efficiency and cost competitiveness.  Examining their investment in farm equipment is undoubtedly one area that deserves attention.  Farm equipment generate... Read More

China, U.S., Strike Tariff Rollback Agreement

The U.S. and China will roll back tariffs if they strike a preliminary deal, a move requested by China before signing a phase one trade agreement. The signing of the agreement may be now delayed until next month, but the two sides continue to wrap... Read More

Nebraska: FSA Announces Disaster Relief Payments -- Friday Five (Nov. 11, 2019)

On this week's episode of Friday Five, learn about payments offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska. Payments are available to eligible producers who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster i... Read More

Perdue: Next round of MFP Funds coming soon

USDA is preparing the second round of Market Facilitation Program payments for 2019, which could come as soon as late November. "The second tranche of the 2019 Market Facilitation Program, we'll be getting it ready hopefully at the end of this month... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Aaron Bertels of Crossroads Marketing

New lows in the corn on a Thursday as markets set up for the Friday WASDE Report. China continues to play a role in the markets both on the soybean & hog side of the trade. Demand for corn isn't good, cattle crazy with export increases on the way... Read More

Roadshow Investigates Iberian Market Potential For U.S. DDGS And Sorghum

With six members along to share their expertise, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) conducted a robust, week-long roadshow through Spain and Portugal in October to promote U.S. sorghum and containerized dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) to ... Read More

Midwest Senators Submit Comments on EPA’s Supplemental Rule on RFS Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), each submitted comments to the Federal Register regar... Read More

EPA Seeks Nominations for the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON (Nov. 7, 2019) ⁠— Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing a solicitation for 20-30 nominees to serve on the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). Established in 20... Read More

(AUDIO) NPPC Launches 'Pork O' Clock' Campaign to Highlight Importance of USMCA Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7, 2019 – Today, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched a dynamic new campaign, "It's Pork O' Clock Somewhere," to highlight the importance and benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. The c... Read More

National Pork Board Study Defines China’s Growing Need For Protein

A new report from the National Pork Board digs into the growing short- and long-term protein needs facing China and how U.S. pork can position itself to meet that demand. The new report, Pork 2040: China Market Assessment, also reveals the impact th... Read More

China says Beijing, US to lift tariff hikes as talks advance

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and Washington have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods as talks on ending their trade war progress, a Chinese spokesman said Thursday, removing a possible stumbling block to a settlement. The agre... Read More

2019 Nebraska Farm Bureau Silver Eagle Award Honors  Dr. Terry Klopfenstein Pioneer in Beef Nutrition

 Nebraska Farm Bureau has selected Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, Emeritus Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), as the 2019 recipient of, its highest honor, the Silver Eagle Award. The award will be presented to Klopfenstein on Dec. 10 ... Read More