R-CALF Reflects on How It Helped Strengthen BSE Disease Safeguards for U.S. Consumers and Cattlemen

In the wake of the discovery of a cow in Alabama infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) that did not enter the U.S. food supply, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statemen... Read More

H-2A Program May Be Expanded

The House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to the fiscal 2018 Homeland Security Spending Bill that would help dairy producers and other farmers that need year round labor. The amendment would expand the types of businesses that can apply... Read More

Perdue Applauds President Trump for Selections of McKinney & Clovis for USDA Posts

(Washington, D.C., July 19, 2017) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump's declaration of intent to nominate Ted McKinney for Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs and Dr. Sam Clovi... Read More

Atypical Version of BSE Should Not Impact U.S. Trade Status

OMAHA (DTN) - An 11-year-old Alabama cow has tested positive for an atypical variety of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, USDA announced on Tuesday. USDA stated the animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food s... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces New Leadership for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

(Washington, D.C., July 19, 2017) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today named three individuals to take on leadership roles within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS). Brandon Lipps w... Read More

National Sorghum Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - The National Sorghum Foundation awarded three scholarships to students who have shown an appreciation for the sorghum industry. The 2017 Sorghum Challenge Scholarship recipient is Chris Weber, a senior agronomy major at Kansas State ... Read More

House Agriculture Committee Rallies Behind Updates to Rural Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.- Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing examining the state of infrastructure in rural America. Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) and members of the committee heard from witness... Read More

Aug. 1 Deadline for County Committee Nominations

LINCOLN, Neb., July 19, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director for Nebraska, Mike Sander, today reminded farmers and ranchers they have until Aug. 1, 2017, to nominate eligible candidates ... Read More

China to Import More US Soybeans

DES MOINES, Iowa (DTN) - Seven Chinese soybean buyers signed agreements here last week to buy 12.5 million metric tons (460 million bushels) of 2017-2018 U.S. soybeans, the second-largest deal after the 2015 agreement. “This is a deal of 5 bill... Read More

*Audio*  Governor Sam Brownback holds Water Tour

HOXIE and GARDEN CITY - Governor Sam Brownback and Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer today announced new findings from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) about the life of the Ogallala Aquifer. Traveling to Hoxie and Garden City, KGS unveiled new data showing... Read More

Corn Congress Elects Nebraska Grower to Serve on Corn Board in FY18

Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association's Corn Congress in Washington this morning elected four farmers to serve on the organization's Corn Board. Taking office on Oct. 1, the start of NCGA's 2018 fiscal year, are new board members... Read More