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EPA Lied About Justifying RFS Waivers
EPA Lied About Justifying RFS Waivers Features | 05/17/2019

A Reuters report says the Trump Administration made it easier for oil refiners to get waivers from the Renewable Fuels Standard.

Peterson Vows to Block USDA’s CRP Signup
Peterson Vows to Block USDA’s CRP Signup Features | 05/17/2019

The Farm Service Agency says it will begin to accept Conservation Reserve Program applications starting on June 3 from farmers who engage in certain practices.

President Unveiling New Immigration Proposal
President Unveiling New Immigration Proposal Features | 05/17/2019

President Trump is putting a spotlight back on one of his signature issues as the 2020 presidential campaign picks up steam.

Farm Bureau Asking for Quick Resolution to Trade Dispute
Farm Bureau Asking for Quick Resolution to Trade Dispute Features | 05/16/2019

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall sent a letter to President Trump and trade was the big topic. He tells the president that American farmers need a swift resolution to the ongoing trade war with China.

Senate Voting on Disaster Relief Next Week
Senate Voting on Disaster Relief Next Week Features | 05/16/2019

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on disaster relief next week, right before the lawmakers leave town for Memorial Day.

USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup
USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup Features | 05/15/2019

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts.

New Trade Aid Likely Days Away
New Trade Aid Likely Days Away Features | 05/15/2019

Department of Agriculture officials say support for farmers dealing with depressed markets will be made available quickly. President Donald Trump has promised farmers $15 billion in aid following the latest round of tariffs implemented Friday.

Perdue Urging Japan to Reach a Quick Trade Deal with the U.S.
Perdue Urging Japan to Reach a Quick Trade Deal with the U.S. Features | 05/15/2019

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Trump is looking forward to a trade deal with Japan “sooner rather than later.”

Kansas net farm income climbs, but with a big catch
Kansas net farm income climbs, but with a big catch Features | 05/15/2019

Average net farm income across the state climbed to $100,000 in 2018, marking the third year in a row of gains after a precipitous slide in net income in 2015. The data came from an annual summary of the records...

Labor Shortages Slow Mid-America Growth for April
Labor Shortages Slow Mid-America Growth for April Features | 05/14/2019

The April Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas, fell to a still solid reading signaling positive growth for the region over the next three to six months....