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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

Mexico, US Agree on Tomato Duties

MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones) -- Mexican tomato growers reached a last-minute deal with the U.S. Commerce Department that will suspend an antidumping investigation and remove duties on U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes in exchange for Mexico raising prices ... 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

Elanco to Acquire Bayer Animal Health

Elanco Animal Health has entered into a $7.6 billion agreement with Bayer to acquire its animal health business in a transaction valued at $7.6 billion. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, will double Elanco's companion animal b... 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

Delsing and Knobel elected chair and vice chair of Nebraska Wheat Board

Bob Delsing of Hemingford and Mark Knobel of Fairbury were elected chair and vice chair respectively of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) during the board’s most recent meeting. Both will serve in that capacity for a period of one year. Delsing is ... Read More

U.S. Dairy Seeks Swift Trade Deal with Japan

A coalition of U.S. dairy groups is urging the Trump administration to reach a trade agreement with Japan quickly. More than 70 dairy groups and companies sent a letter to Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ... Read More

Trump Allegedly Seeks to Lesson Blow from EPA Waivers

President Donald Trump this week asked cabinet members to appease farmers angry over small refinery waivers. Following a rash of blowback from ethanol and commodity groups, Trump held a meeting to find a solution. Representatives from the Departme... Read More

Study Shows Decrease in Poultry Antibiotics Use

A new report on antimicrobial use in broiler chicken and turkey farms shows antibiotics use has decreased from 93 to 17 percent since 2013. The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association announced the findings as part of its commitment to transparency and sust... 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

One of Nation's Largest Ethanol Companies Announces Job Cuts Coming

POET Cuts Production After RFS Waivers OMAHA (DTN) -- One of the nation's largest ethanol companies announced on Tuesday it will idle a 92-million-gallon plant in Cloverdale, Indiana, following EPA's decision to grant 31 new small-refinery wai... Read More

Federal rule could end Colorado food assistance for families

DENVER (AP) — A proposed federal rule could end food assistance for about 33,000 people in Colorado, including 11,000 children, a report said. Potential regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture could terminate free or reduced-price lunch... Read More

2019 National Truck Driving Championships Finalists Announced

Final Round of Competition Begins in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh – This morning, American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Safety Management Council announced finalists in nine vehicle classes at the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships... Read More

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds. Farmers have long contained its spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease's ... Read More