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US Cabinet Officials: Farm Exports a Priority in NAFTA

Both U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized that the Trump administration has no intention of jeopardizing U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexic... Read More

Lawmakers Use Farm Bill Hearing to Push Back on Proposed USDA Budget Cuts

As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-M... Read More

Experts Expect Down Farm Economy to Continue

A financial expert forecasted to lawmakers Thursday the current agriculture economic conditions will continue. During a Senate Agriculture Committee on the rural economy, Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City informed the comm... Read More

(VIDEO) New Fire Relief PSA Features Actor Eric Stonestreet

Kansas farmers and ranchers are still recovering and rebuilding after the state’s largest wildfire burned more than 651,000 acres causing more than $38 million in losses in March. “This fire was devastating,” Matt Teagarden, Kansas Livestock... Read More

Signs Indicate Farm Equipment Industry Has Stabilized

Signs indicate that the farm equipment industry finally has steadied after a recent near freefall and is heading upward. John Deere Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel R. Allen, said in April: "We are seeing signs that after several years of... Read More

Nebraska Producer says NAFTA a Success Story for Agriculture

A farmer from Nebraska says the North American Free Trade Agreement is a success story for U.S. agriculture, and warns of the risks involved in renegotiation. In a letter published by the New York Times, Alan Tiemann of Seward, Nebraska writes tha... Read More

NAWG Applauds Senate Ag Committee for Holding Hearing to Examine Farm Economy

Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2017) – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to examine the farm economy in rural America. Members heard testimony from USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson who spoke on sever... Read More

USMEF Kicks Off Spring Conference, Announces Succession Plan

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) opened its Spring Conference Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia, with an extensive discussion of the current international trade environment and a review of year-to-date export results for U.S. pork, beef and lam... Read More

Senate Passes Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Address Agro-Terrorism Threats to Nation’s Food Supply

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate approved legislation to address the threat of agro-terrorism and ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Commi... Read More

Nebraska Extension Releases Grain Marketing Plan App

Lincoln, Nebraska, May 25, 2017 – A new mobile application from Nebraska Extension aims to help farmers manage their operations in a rapidly changing price environment. The free Grain Marketing Plan app is available on iPhone and iPad devices for u... Read More

Corn Replant Nears Historic Levels

How bad has this spring been for corn planting? Bad enough that some seed companies are now getting calls requesting a second round of replant corn, and the planting season is far from over. "As far as I know, this will be an historic replant year,... Read More