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  • A Visit with Val: FSA Administrator Dolcini Reflects on Tenure and Travels
    Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini will be leaving his post shortly as the Obama administration counts down its final days ahead of the January 20th inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. We had a quick chance to visit with Mr. Dolcini this past week, and we asked about the future.   Val Dolcini Outgoing Interview […]
  • EPA Expands Registration of Enlist Duo to 34 States
    The EPA has expanded the geography for application of Enlist Duo herbicide from 15 to 34 states. This means Enlist Duo can be applied to Enlist corn and soybeans on the majority of U.S. corn and soybean acres, once all necessary state registrations are received. The Enlist weed control system allows growers to use Enlist […]
  • Dairy Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards
    New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement today from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed that steps need to be taken to defend the integrity of federal food labeling standards and prevent the misbranding of dairy imitators. […]
  • Agriculture Waits on Ag Sec Nominee
    “Why is that the last one?” Those words from outgoing Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding his post being the last yet to be filled by the incoming Donald Trump administration. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal this week, Vilsack says the absence of an agriculture secretary nominee so late in the cabinet-selection process reflects a […]
  • USDA Report A Mixed Bag But Prices Firm
    Big news today in the grain markets with USDA seeing it’s biggest data release of the year.  The agency released a slew of numbers including the normal monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand, as well as quarterly grain stocks, final production numbers and the initial winter wheat seedings.  It was those winter wheat seedings that […]
  • U.S. Grains Council Reacts to Chinese Actions on DDGS
    A statement from U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight: “The announcement Tuesday by China’s Ministry of Commerce that it will subject U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to anti-dumping and countervailing duties is the latest in a rash of measures taken by the Chinese government to restrict access to that market for […]
  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency Expands Bridges to Opportunity Nationwide
    The Farm Service Agency today announced the expansion of a unique service for farmers and ranchers. FSA’s Bridges to Opportunity program provides a one-stop-shop that connects producers with resources, programs and educational services offered across the department, as well as from other USDA partner organizations. Bridges to Opportunity, which currently provides enhanced customer support to […]
  • Congressional Majority Expected to Push for Nutrition Reforms
    House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the nation’s food stamp program during Donald Trump’s presidency. In 2013, House Republican leaders tried to cut the program by 5 percent annually by passing broad new work requirements as part of the last farm bill. American Farm Bureau executive director of public […]
  • North Harvest Bean Growers Holding Annual Meeting Jan 20
    The annual meeting of dry bean growers across North Dakota and Minnesota will be held this week at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND.  The meeting will kick off at 10:15 am on January 20th with a welcome by North Harvest President Tom Kennelly.  Following Kennelly, growers will hear a series of presentations from NDSU […]
  • Rural America Slowly Warming To Trump EPA Pick
    President-elect Trump’s pick for EPA chief Scott Pruitt last week reassured Midwest farm state U.S. senators, he will follow the law on renewable fuels, Waters of the US and other issues key for agriculture. Pruitt assured the group of Senators representing biofuel producing states that he will support not just the Renewable Fuels Standard, but the […]

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