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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.

2017 World Pork Expo was One for the Record Books

More than 20,000 pork producers and ag professionals from throughout the world attended the 29th World Pork Expo, June 7-9, in Des Moines. The 2017 Expo hosted more than 1,000 international guests from nearly 40 countries.

Day 6, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Hot and muggy are terms that could be used to describe farmers morning coffee needs, but these terms are also a perfect description of the state of the states wheat harvest.

Groundbreaking held for a $300 million poultry processing near Fremont, NE

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and local leaders celebrated the Lincoln Premium Poultrys groundbreaking for Costco's first-ever poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill facility.

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.

Japanese Journalists Explore U.S. Beef at Ranch, Restaurant and Retail Levels

From cattle ranches in Wyoming to a trendy Denver steakhouse and retail meat cases in San Francisco, USMEF gave a team of Japanese food journalists a close look at how U.S. beef is produced, marketed and sold.

USDA grants CRP waiver request from Marshall, Thornberry, Lucas

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted an extension of the emergency grazing on CRP lands through September 30 for areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas impacted by recent wildfires.

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.

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