Bill Sets Up Group To Study Trucking Regulations

Dan General

The National Pork Producers Council hailed introduction by Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., of legislation to revise existing trucking regulations to make them more flexible for drivers hauling livestock. The “Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act” would establish a working group at the Department of Transportation (DOT) to examine the federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules and the Electronic …


Comprehensive New NAFTA Coming Soon

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Negotiators from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada are still pushing hard to get a “comprehensive” new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in place. Politico says negotiators from the three NAFTA countries have been meeting regularly in recent weeks, hoping for breakthroughs on some of the toughest issues yet to deal with. Those remaining issues include auto rules of origin, …


U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

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Planting Intentions Expected to be Down Slightly from Historic 2017 Record Year, USDA Reports Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.0 million acres of soybeans in 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Planted acreage intentions for soybeans are down or unchanged …

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National Ag Day Reminds Us of the Enormous Impact of Agriculture on Our Daily Lives

Dan Education, General, Industry News Release

When most people walk into a grocery store, the shelves are stocked year-round with all the food they want, so they might not consider the origins of their food. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said it’s critical to know the origins of our food supply, and not just the sake of being aware. “As …


Responsibilities of New Under Secretary Northey

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Bill Northey, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, was officially sworn in last night in Iowa. But some wonder what this newly created position actually entails. Deputy Ag Secretary Steve Censky outlines some of the duties for new USDA Under Secretary. Responsibilities of New Under Secretary Northey

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National Farm Machinery Show Sets Record

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Increase in Attendance, Ticket Sales and Exhibitors The 2018 edition of the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) closed Saturday with an increase in attendance and ticket sales, and a record number of new exhibitors and exhibit sales. Over 314,000 attendees packed the Kentucky Exposition Center for the four-day event that celebrated 53 years of providing the agricultural industry’s latest and …