Winter Slumber Party Who's Sleeping in Your Fields?

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) - If bugs snored, the din from your corn and soybean fields would be deafening right now. Let's brush up on the most common pests bedding down in your field-wide sleepover this ... Read More

NCGA Responds to Cruz Speech on RFS

Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke this week before workers at the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery. He says the bankruptcy was caused by the law requiring refiners to purchase Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, mandated by the Renew... Read More

U.S. - South Korea Trade Deal Yields

LINCOLN, NEB. - The Winter Olympics aren't the only reason for Nebraskans to focus on South Korea, according to a report released by the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Friday, Feb. 23. The report,"U.S.- Korea Trade Agreement and Nebraska Agriculture", shows N... Read More

Changes Made to H-2C Immigration Bill

A bill proposed by Virginia Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte would scrap the current H-2A program which is party controlled by the U.S. Labor Department. It would institute an H-2C program that would be overseen by the U.S. Department of Agric... Read More

Section 199A Fix Is Coming

A DTN report says Congress may be close to replacing the Section 199A language in the new tax law that curbs the advantages of farmers who sell their products to cooperatives rather than private companies. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says a possible ... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Opposes Irrigation Tax Bill

Nebraska Farm Bureau has registered its opposition to a bill seeking to tax the use of irrigation water. Introduced by Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus, LB 1022 would create a one-cent tax on every 10 gallons of water pumped from an irrigation well c... Read More

National Weather Service Seminar at 3i SHOW

DODGE CITY, Kan. - The National Weather Service is presenting "Weather and Climate" on Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the 64th Annual 3i SHOW. The seminar is free and will be held in the "Presentation Area," located in the southwest corner of the... Read More

Mexico Buying More Brazilian Corn as NAFTA Negotiations Continue

Mexico purchased ten times more corn from Brazil last year than it had previously. Reuters says that's due to the uncertainty regarding the potential outcome of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Mexican government data and top gra... Read More

USDA Outlook: Not So Good

ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) - A lower U.S. dollar value could boost agriculture exports, but the long-term outlook offers no real light at the end of the tunnel for the struggling farm economy, USDA's chief economist said on Thursday. The USDA Agricultural ... Read More

Nebraska, Colorado State Officials Announce Republican River Settlement

Today, the Governors and Attorneys General of Nebraska and Colorado announced their settlement of claims regarding Colorado's past use of water under the Republican River Compact. A new agreement between the states was signed by Governor John Hicken... Read More

USDA Seeks Ideas to Help SNAP Participants Become Independent

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it is looking for innovative ideas to promote work and self-sufficiency among able-bodied adults participating in the department's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The public is... Read More