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Gregg Doud Nomination Hold Lifted for USTR postion

Jeff Flake, Senate Republican from Arizona, has lifted his hold on the nomination of Gregg Doud as chief agriculture negotiator. Flake had placed his hold on the President Trump nominee because he was upset about a Trump proposal in the NAFTA negotiations

NCBA Members Elect Officers, Begin Planning for Future

Nearly 7,600 members of the cattle community enjoyed fellowship, fun, education and leadership opportunities during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, which ended in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 3.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveils Farmers dot gov

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled, the new interactive one-stop website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming mont

Perdue Announces USDAs Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018

Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agricultures Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.

CoBank Announces $7.5 Million Commitment To New Rural Private Equity Fund

CoBank announced that it has committed $7.5 million to a new private equity fund that will promote job growth and economic development through junior capital investments in agribusiness and other rural industries.

Wheat Organizations from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico Call for Successful NAFTA Agreement

Organizations along the North American wheat value chain sent a letter to the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as the lead negotiations from each country stressing the importance of NAFTA to the wheat industry.

CoBank 2018 Year Ahead Report: Forces That Will Shape the Rural Economy

Expect an expanding global economy, strong U.S. consumer confidence and persistent economic recovery in many rural areas, but temper that optimism with another year of on-farm belt tightening due to lingering financial stress from low commodity prices.

USDA Rule Allows Pork Imports From Mexico

USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is implementing a science-based risk assessment that determined Mexico is free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), highly contagious viral disease in pigs. It was eradicated from the United States in t

Nebraska 2017 Annual Crop Production Summary

Nebraska corn production estimated at 1.68 billion bu., soybean production for 2017 at record high at 326 million bu. Sorghum production down 33%, sugarbeets up 2%, dry edible beans had a record high yield.

Farmer2Farmer Conference in Omaha

Second Annual Farmer2Farmer Conference focuses on Entrepreneurship

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