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Midwest Farm Credit Condition Continue Decline
Midwest Farm Credit Condition Continue Decline Features | 05/10/2019

Farm credit conditions continue to deteriorate across the Midwest, according to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. The bank’s Agricultural Credit Survey published Thursday reveals the trend of steady deterioration in agricultural credit conditions continued in the first quarter of...

Equipment Manufacturers Urge End to Tariffs
Equipment Manufacturers Urge End to Tariffs Features | 05/10/2019

U.S. equipment manufacturers are urging the White House to end tariffs that are harming U.S. farmers and businesses. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says the increase in tariffs as a negotiating tactic “only makes a bad situation worse.”

Reps. Axne, Smith Lead Bipartisan Effort to Stop EPA’s Abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions
Reps. Axne, Smith Lead Bipartisan Effort to Stop EPA’s Abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions Features | 05/08/2019

U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Adrian Smith (R-NE-3) have lead a bipartisan group of 35 colleagues in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop issuing Small Refinery Exemptions.

Ag Economy Barometer Falls in April
Ag Economy Barometer Falls in April Features | 05/08/2019

Organizers say the barometer's decline was driven by worsening perceptions of both current economic conditions and weaker expectations for the future.

Trump, Republican Senators Talk Tariffs
Trump, Republican Senators Talk Tariffs Features | 05/06/2019

Republican Senators met with President Donald Trump to discuss steel and aluminum tariffs and the effect they’re having on possible passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Stay Strong Nebraska Initiative Helping Producers Rebuild
Stay Strong Nebraska Initiative Helping Producers Rebuild Features | 05/06/2019

A new initiative in Nebraska is keeping farmers top of mind as they rebuild their lives after massive flooding this spring. The initiative is called Stay Strong Nebraska.

Perdue Announces Top Sites for ERS and NIFA Relocations
Perdue Announces Top Sites for ERS and NIFA Relocations Features | 05/04/2019

The finalists for the new homes of USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) include the Greater Kansas City Region.

Trump Tariffs Must Go Before USMCA Vote in Congress
Trump Tariffs Must Go Before USMCA Vote in Congress Features | 05/03/2019

As agriculture lobbies Congress to introduce and pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, there could be a battle brewing over the ending of U.S. trade tariffs.

EPA Considering Compromise Plan on Ethanol Waivers
EPA Considering Compromise Plan on Ethanol Waivers Features | 05/03/2019

Two industry sources have told Politico that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler is looking at a compromise plan when it comes to ethanol waivers.

New National Poll Shows Impacts of Rural Economy on Farmer Mental Health
New National Poll Shows Impacts of Rural Economy on Farmer Mental Health Features | 05/02/2019

A strong majority of farmers and farmworkers say financial issues, farm or business problems and fear of losing the farm impact farmers’ mental health, according to a new national Morning Consult research poll.