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Marshall Urges Trump to Continue Fighting for Farmers in Trade
Marshall Urges Trump to Continue Fighting for Farmers in Trade Features | 01/22/2019

U.S. Representative Roger Marshall urged President Trump to continue to fight for farmers in trade negotiations.

RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures in Upcoming Proposal
RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures in Upcoming Proposal Features | 01/21/2019

With the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15, the Renewable Fuels Association is urging the EPA to focus strictly on year-round E15 provisions in its forthcoming proposed rule and address RIN reform measures in...

NFU Board Calls for Immediate End to Government Shutdown
NFU Board Calls for Immediate End to Government Shutdown Features | 01/21/2019

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors adopted a resolution calling for an immediate reopening of the federal government.

Fed:  As Rates Tick Up, Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending
Fed: As Rates Tick Up, Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending Features | 01/18/2019

The volume of non-real estate farm debt continued to increase in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the Federal Reserve's Agricultural Finance Databook. Total non-real estate farm loans were up nearly 8 percent from a year ago, which was...

California Lawmakers Propose New Ag Labor Bill
California Lawmakers Propose New Ag Labor Bill Features | 01/18/2019

A new ag labor bill by California Senator Dianna Feinstein and Repetitive Zoe Lofgren would allow certain foreign agricultural workers to receive permanent U.S. residency.

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown
USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown Features | 01/16/2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.

Farmland Sales Starting to Rise
Farmland Sales Starting to Rise Features | 01/16/2019

The Farmers National Company says there are some questions abounding in the current farmland market. There is legitimate worry that the negative financial situation will finally drive land prices lower.

State Departments of Agriculture Call for an End to Shutdown
State Departments of Agriculture Call for an End to Shutdown Features | 01/16/2019

The partial government shutdown is having a profound and cascading impact on American farmers and ranchers. Because of this, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is calling on Congress and the Administration to rapidly get to a settlement...

Potential Fireworks Ahead During U.S. and EU Trade Negotiations
Potential Fireworks Ahead During U.S. and EU Trade Negotiations Features | 01/15/2019

The Trump Administration included a range of agricultural demands in its list of formal objectives for trade talks with the European Union.

Duvall Highlights Key Policies and Issues for 2019
Duvall Highlights Key Policies and Issues for 2019 Features | 01/15/2019

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall didn’t pull any punches during his keynote address to the organization at its 100th annual convent