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Arizona Rancher Calls on Congress to Relieve Rural America from an Increasing Regulatory Burden

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2017) – Arizona rancher David Cook testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today, calling on Congress to remove layers of red tape and bureaucracy that have become detriment... Read More

China-U.S. Beef Import Discussions Moving Faster

The pace of talks to resume U.S. beef exports to China appears to be picking up. Final details are expected to be in place by early next month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s great news for American farmers who will be able to pursue ... Read More

USFRA Unveils Agriculture in America Sustainability Report

DETROIT, (May 24, 2017) - This week at the Sustainable Brands Conference, a national event showcasing brand leaders who create environmental and social purpose to drive innovation, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will publicly introduc... Read More

KFB Young Farmers & Ranchers committee still accepting fire relief donations

Two months after the state’s largest wildfire, farmers and ranchers are still recovering and rebuilding. A fund organized by Kansas Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) committee and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) YF&a... Read More

Fischer Reintroduces Bill to Lift EPA On-Farm Fuel Storage Burden

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), this week  reintroduced legislation to provide regulatory relief for Nebraska farmers and ranchers. The bill, known as the Farmers Undertake Envi... Read More

EPA Is The Top Target for Budget Cuts

Candidate Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency in virtually every way, leaving only tidbits of what it once was. A Washington Post article says his budget proposal aims to follow through on that campaign promise. Th... Read More

Nebraska Senator Eyes Property Tax Ballot Measure in 2018

A Nebraska state senator is vowing to launch a statewide ballot drive to lower property taxes if lawmakers don't address the issue next year. Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard discussed his plans Tuesday at the end of this year's legislative session. La... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Disappointed in Budget Proposal

Both the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) and the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) are disappointed in the proposed FY 2018 budget released by the Administration and believe parts of the request would be damaging to Nebraska’s wheat farmers. Two... Read More

(AUDIO) Farm groups oppose 2018 proposed budget

Upon release of the proposed 2018 budget by the White House Tuesday morning, many farm groups spoke out against changes made to different areas. One area that many of the farm groups are worried about is crop insurance. The proposed budget would c... Read More

NFU Says Proposed Budget is an Assault on the Farm Safety Net and Rural Communities

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal today, recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programs. The proposal would cut Farm Bill programs by nearly $230 bil... Read More

(VIDEO) Secretary Perdue Comments on Proposed FY 2018 Budget

(Washington, D.C., May 23, 2017) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement on the proposed FY 2018 budget: “President Trump promised he would realign government spending, attempt to eliminate duplication or redu... Read More

Kansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens in Soybean Seeds

A single seed seems so simple. Put it in the ground, give it some care, and you’ve soon grown food. But Chris Little knows better. It’s why he’s spent the better part of the last six years learning more about the not-so-modest beginnings of ... Read More

Rep Marshall's Statement on the President's Budget

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement after the announcement of the President's budget proposal: “While there are several provisions with which I disagree, I appreciate the President laying out a specific and bold budg... Read More

Cattlemen Applaud Gov. Terry Branstad's Confirmation As Ambassador to China:

WASHINGTON-- Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be the U.S. Ambassador to China: “As the six... Read More