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Bankers: Rural Economy Continues to Struggle in 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A new report says low commodity prices and weak farm incomes are continuing to hamper the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Midwestern states. The Rural Mainstreet Index for the region fell to from 42.2 in August to 39.6 i... Read More

Syngenta and Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship produce pollinator stewardship film

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, Sept. 21, 2017 – The Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES), with support from Syngenta, today released an educational film showcasing best-management practices (BMPs) for protecting pollinators on far... Read More

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $300,000 to Support AgTech Entrepreneurship efforts in Nebraska

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Invest Nebraska has been awarded a $300,000 grant to focus on AgTech in Nebraska through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. Invest Neb... Read More

Group Requests More Government Control of Checkoff Programs

A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control of those programs. In a letter to Perdue on Wedn... Read More

CME Group Named 'International Exchange of the Year for Asia' by Global Investor Group for the fifth time in six years

SINGAPORE, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the company was named 'International Exchange of the Year for Asia' by Global Investor Group at the FOW and Global Invest... Read More

Studies Show Ethanol Crop Residues Provide A Billion-Dollar Business Opportunity

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies show that generating energy from ethanol industry byproducts can fuel a billion-dollar business opportunity for the farm economy.  Reports from the studies are available at http://trestlee... Read More

EPA Mulling Options on Dicamba

The Environmental Protection Agency aims to allow farmers to use dicamba next year, but with additional rules in place. An EPA official in the agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs told Reuters this week the agency had not yet determined what steps... Read More

Milk Processing Expansion Needed

A report by CoBank shows U.S. milk production growth is outpacing processing capacity growth, leaving dairy processors struggling to keep pace. Every year, U.S. dairy farmers produce three billion more pounds of milk than the year before. CoBank s... Read More

Companies No Longer Claim Trait Control of Western Bean Cutworm

In a sharp pivot from last year, DuPont Pioneer has changed its marketing language to state that Cry1F, the Herculex I Bt trait, no longer protects corn against the western bean cutworm. "All references to control or suppression of western bean cutw... Read More

NAFTA Talks Head to Canada Next Week

The third round of formal negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement gets underway next week in Canada. Round three of the talks are planned in Ottaway September 23rd through September 27th. The meeting follows the first set of talks ... Read More

ASI Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

DENVER - "We have brilliant and dedicated people and organizations in the sheep business that do impressive things with sheep production or lamb and wool processing and marketing," said ASI President Mike Corn. "We wanted to test the interest in a ... Read More

Kansas Farmers Compete on Soybean Yields, Values

As farmers begin fall harvest, they should think about the annual Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests. Entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1. Kansas State University (K-State) Extension personnel or a designee must witness the harve... Read More

NCGA Supports Funding Increase for MAP, FMD Programs

The National Corn Growers Association praised the introduction today of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand for U.S. agricultural products. The bipartisan bill... Read More

Agricultural Education Teachers Receive Awards

LINCOLN, NEB.– The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is working to keep agricultural educators in Nebraska classrooms by awarding 16 Nebraska agricultural education teachers $14,750 toward their student loans. “All 16 teachers show a continued ... Read More