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Trump to Sit Down with Mexican President

American Farm Bureau Federation

The North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations will be just one of the topics President Trump will…

Farmland Values Stable in Weak Economy

AFBF

Farm real estate markets remained relatively stable in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the Kansas…

Bipartisan Bill Seeks Agricultural Exemption to Emissions Reporting Requirements

by Jim Dewey

Bipartisan legislation in the Senate would exempt farmers from reporting requirements for animal waste…

Director of MO Dept of Ag to speak at Ag Banquet

Director of MO Dept of Ag to speak at Ag Banquet

by Jim Dewey

Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, is the keynote speaker for the First…

Trump Budget Proposal Considered “DOA”

AFBF

Presidential budget proposals have been dead on arrival before. However, the Hagstrom Report says no…

Ag Committee Leaders Praise Bipartisan Budget Act

American Farm Bureau Federation

Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts says the Bipartisan Budget Act passed in both chambers of Congress…

Conaway Wants Farm Bill Movement Next Month

AFBF

House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway this week expressed his desire to see mark up and a vote…

Lobbyist Suggest Cotton, Dairy Fixes in Disaster Bill

AFBF

Industry lobbyist for cotton and dairy say safety-net fixes are nearing. Key industry lobbyist told the…

Conaway Wants Cotton and Dairy Fix on Any Must-Pass Bill

AFBF

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says Congress should attach provisions to help cotton and dairy…

Doud Nomination Hold Lifted

American Farm Bureau Federation

Jeff Flake, Senate Republican from Arizona, has lifted his hold on the nomination of Gregg Doud as chief…

State Ag Officials Want Bilateral Trade Talks to Commence

AFBF

State agriculture officials are questioning the Trump Administration on the promise of creating new bilateral…

MONSANTO OPENS INNOVATION CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

by Jim Dewey

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (February 1, 2018) – The University of Illinois today announced that Monsanto (NYSE:…

ISB Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in At-Large Director Positions for 2018

Illinois Soybean

-- The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) announces that applications are available for farmers interested…

Commerce Secretary Ross: NAFTA Talks Far from Over

AFBF

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC that the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations…

Agriculture Reacts to State of the Union Address

AFBF

Farm groups call for unity and a follow-through on promises from President Donald Trump after his State…

NAFTA Talks to Continue, Optimism Increasing

AFBF

Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are at a “much better point,” according…

Some Sections of NAFTA Negotiations Closer to Completion

American Farm Bureau Federation

While the U.S. is still unhappy with the slow pace in the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations,…

USDA Released Farm Bill Principles

American Farm Bureau Federation

During a Wednesday event, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released the Department of Agriculture Farm…

CoBank: Expect more Farm Bankruptcies in 2018

AFBF

A recent report by CoBank expects the farm economy to tighten again in 2018, and experts say that will…

Senate Votes to End Government Shutdown

AFBF

Senate leaders have reached an agreement to end the government shutdown, passing a bill to fund the government…

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