United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton Dispute

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 - Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the United States and Brazil have reached agreement to settle the longst... Read More

NSP Names 2015 Legislative Committee Members

LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers board of directors Chairman J.B. Stewart has appointed four new members to the NSP Legislative Committee. These members include: Kent Winter of Kansas, Danny Beyer of Texas, Ethan Branscum of Arkansas, an... Read More

U.S. Biodiesel industry Challenges EU Trade Barriers

WASHINGTON -The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Tuesday filed comments with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. NBB urged the commission to allow duti... Read More

IRS Extends Drought Deferrals for Livestock Producers

Farmers and ranchers in as many as 30 states who were forced to sell off livestock because of drought can have an extension of time to replace their livestock and defer tax gains from those forced sales, under an IRS notice issued Tuesday. Livestock... Read More

Beef Checkoff Teams Up With Ibotta App

In cooperation with Ibotta, the 16th most frequently used app in the United States, the beef checkoff recently encouraged customers at two national retailers to choose beef at the meat case. Ibotta shared educational information about freezing beef a... Read More

Heineman Worries Corrections Investigation Becoming Politically Motivated

The state senator heading the special legislative committee investigating practices at the Corrections Department told the Omaha World Herald he'll subpoena memos and emails regarding how the governor, attorney general and others determined which inm... Read More

New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions

ST. LOUIS - Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to theirbottom lines. Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming... Read More

Decent rains and prices lift US winter wheat area

Hard red winter wheat seedings will lead a rise in US wheat area for 2015, as rainy weather in the southern Plains, and a relatively strong insurance price, attract farmers to the grain. The International Grains Council, forecasting the biggest wo... Read More

Royals Rally To Stun A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score f... Read More

The Meat Industry Hall of Fame introduces  the Class of 2014

During a moving and occasionally humorous event held at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC on September 13, "One of the most distinguished Classes to be inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame joined the ranks of our five previous Clas... Read More

Analysts surprised by USDA's Q4 soybean stocks

The number flashed neon when it came across the screen -- Q4 soybean stocks of 92 million bushels. One wouldn't have been blamed for rebooting one's quote screen, or rubbing one's eyes, just to make sure they were seeing what they thought they saw. U... Read More