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Agriculture Committees to Hold Hearings on Farm Bill
Agriculture Committees to Hold Hearings on Farm Bill Features | 02/24/2019

The House and Senate Ag Committees will have hearings featuring USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue this week.

Gene Editing Development Stalled; NPPC Renews Call for USDA Oversight
Gene Editing Development Stalled; NPPC Renews Call for USDA Oversight Features | 02/22/2019

Development of an emerging technology promising major animal health and environmental benefits is currently stalled at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, prompting the National Pork Producers Council to renew its call for U.S. Department of Agriculture regulatory oversight of...

Members of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Announced
Members of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Announced Features | 02/22/2019

Scientific Experts Will Review Scientific Evidence on Key Nutrition Topics to Inform Development of New Guidelines.

Governor Ricketts addresses the USDA’s 95th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum
Governor Ricketts addresses the USDA’s 95th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum Features | 02/22/2019

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts addressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 95th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, D.C.

USDA Expects Exports to Fall $1.9 Billion in 2019, Pending Trade Agreements
USDA Expects Exports to Fall $1.9 Billion in 2019, Pending Trade Agreements Features | 02/22/2019

The Department of Agriculture is projecting a $1.9 billion drop in exports this year, led by a decline in trade with China. While talks remain ongoing between China and the United States.

Organic wheat: K-State joins Heartland Plant Innovations and others to explore breeding platform
Organic wheat: K-State joins Heartland Plant Innovations and others to explore breeding platform Features | 02/21/2019

The southern Great Plains has a reputation for growing a large percentage of U.S. wheat crop that is so important to millers and bakers around the globe who depend on it for making bread and general purpose flour.

Farm Bureau Analysis Shows 2018 Farm Bankruptcy Statistics
Farm Bureau Analysis Shows 2018 Farm Bankruptcy Statistics Features | 02/20/2019

An analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows 2018 Chapter 12 family farmer and family fisherman bankruptcies nationwide were down from prior-year levels.

No Hemp Crop Insurance Coverage Yet
No Hemp Crop Insurance Coverage Yet Features | 02/20/2019

A Department of Agriculture official says the crop insurance coverage for hemp is not ready. Martin Barbre, USDA Risk Management Agency administrator, told the crop insurance industry this week that agents could discuss crop insurance with hemp farmers, but must...

U.S., China to Continue Trade Talks This Week
U.S., China to Continue Trade Talks This Week Features | 02/18/2019

The U.S. and China will continue talks this week that will hopefully lead to an end to the trade war between the two economic superpowers.

Senate Passes Spending Package
Senate Passes Spending Package Features | 02/15/2019

On Thursday, the Senate passed a bipartisan spending measure with an 83-16 margin.