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All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person

A cookout of Americans favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says Farm B

Roberts Co-sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Help Farmers Purchase New Equipment and Replace Worn-Out Machinery

Agriculture Equipment and Machinery Depreciation Act has been introduced, to help farmers purchase new equipment and replace worn-out machinery by amending the U.S. tax code to permanently set a five-year depreciation schedule for certain ag equipment.

KARL program begins transition, announces J.J. Jones interim president

The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership board of directors announced J.J. Jones as the new interim president of the KARL program, effective July 1, 2017. Jones will succeed Alvin Davis, who resigned from the position.

Senator Roberts to USTR Lighthizer: Improved Ag Economy Needs Determined Effort on Trade

At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said the agriculture economy would not improve without a determined effort on trade.

Chairman Roberts Addresses KC Federal Reserve's 2017 Ag Symposium

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, discussed agriculture policy priorities for the 115th Congress and gave an update on the Committees work on the upcoming Farm Bil, at the Fed's Ag Symposium.

Joint Statement of Secretary Perdue (U.S.), Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Canada) & Secretary Calzada (Mexico) Regarding Trilateral Agriculture Meetings in Georgia

USDA Secretary Sony Perdue played host to the Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food in the Secretary's home state of Georgia.

Long-term forecast: Weak farm income to limit Nebraska's economic growth

Weak farm income will continue to hamper Nebraskas economic growth during the next three years, according to a long-term forecast produced by the UNL's Bureau of Business Research & Nebraska Business Forecast Council.

Steady Land Market Defies Trend according to Farmers National Company

The trend in today's land market is hard to discern as some sales bring a better than anticipated price, while others may show a decline in value from previous sales, according to a senior vice president of real t Farmers National Company.

Gregg Doud to be Chief Ag Negotiator at USTR

Mankato, KS native Gregg Doud has been tapped by President Donald Trump to be Chief Agriculture Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He is currently President of the Commodity Markets Council.

Dow/DuPont Merger Gets Conditional U.S. Approval

DuPont and Dow Chemical announced on Thursday that their proposed merger has been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. Dow Chair and CEO Andrew Liveris says hes very pleased the DOJ approved the transaction.

U.S. Policy Reversal on Cuba Eliminates Opportunity for Family Farmers

During a speech today in Miami, Florida, President Trump announced plans to roll back an Obama-era detente with Cuba, a move that will tighten export restrictions and complicating agricultural trade with Cuba.

Rural Mainstreet Stuck at Growth Neutral

After dropping below growth neutral for 20 straight months, the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index remained above the 50.0 threshold for May and June according to the latest monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region.

Pace of Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Loans Slowing

In 2016, the pace of new lending to Young, Beginning and Small Farmers, or YBS loans, remained relatively flat, according to a new report by the Farm Credit Administration.

National Young Farmers coalition makes case for millennial farmer support in farm bill

Millennial farmer members of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), met with their legislative representatives in Washington, D.C., to advocate for support in the upcoming farm bill.

New Study: Heritage Foundation's Farm Policy Proposal Would 'Devastate' U.S. Farmers & Prove 'Ineffective' in Advancing Free Trade in Agriculture

The United States is "one of the most open agriculture economies in the world" and a global leader in the push for free trade, according to a new study released today that challenges claims made by one of the most vocal farm policy opponents.

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