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Ag Committee Chairmen Meet with President Trump

President Trump met with House and Senate Chairmen, Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Pat Roberts (R-KS), to discuss the upcoming farm bill. Conaway is in the process of formally whipping votes for the farm bill, which is expected to reach the House floor soon.

Conaway Comments on Trump Challenging India Market Practices

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says the Trump administration is holding India accountable in its latest trade move. He says India has been "funneling illegal farm subsidies into its agriculture industry for too long."

Secretary Perdue Names Richard Fordyce FSA Administrator

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of Richard Fordyce to serve as Adminstrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency. He most recently was the State Director of the FSA in Missouri., before that he was director of the Missouri Dept. of Ag

Senate Ag Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Farmer Veteran Legislation

Seante Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow,have introduced the Farmer Veteran Opportunity Act of 2018 makes all new veterans eligible for support from the Department of Agriculture.

USDA Projects Smaller Corn, Soybean Crops

The May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the Department of Agriculture projects smaller corn and soybean crops this year. The corn crop is projected at 14.0 billion bushels, down from last year with a lower forecast area and yield.

Senators Want Answers on RFS Economic Hardship Waiver to CVR

A group of senators is seeking more information regarding an economic hardship waiver under the Renewable Fuel Standard sent to CVR Energy, owned by Carl Icahn.

Study: U.S. Farmland Shrinking

A report from American Farmland trust released Wednesday finds that between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farmland were lost, equal to all the farmland in Iowa.

Gov. Ricketts Proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

During an official proclamation ceremony on May 7, 2018, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed the month of May as Renewable Fuels Month. Since 2006, the acting Nebraska governor has dedicated one month out of each year to recognize the importance of ren

Kanasas Wheat remains 50% Poor/Very Poor

As of Sunday, 39% of the nation's corn had been planted, 15% soybeans. In Kansas 50% of the hard red winter wheat remains in the poor/very poor category. Crops remain a few days behind schedule in development and maturity.

Farm Loan Interest Rates Edge Higher

Interest rates on most types of farm loans continued to move higher. A Kansas City Fed report says, following modest increases in short-term rates, commercial banks raised interest rates on loans used to finance various farm-sector purchase.

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