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America?s Farm Mom of the Year Regional Winners Announced

Monsanto has announced its 2015 regional winners in the America’s Farm Mom of the Year contest. Each year - Monsanto Corporate Brand Manager Tracy Mueller says they receive such heartfelt nominations about people’s favorite Farm Mom. This year

Sorghum Exports Expected to Increase This Year

The U.S. Grains Council’s Chart of Note projects U.S. sorghum exports for the 2014-2015 marketing year to be 10-times larger than the 2011-2012 marketing year. In 2011 - Council Manager of Global Trade Alvaro Cordero says the Council and United Sorg

TPP Completion Next Month?

La Prensa reports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will be signed after an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit of trade ministers next month. APEC Executive Director Dr. Alan Bollard said last week he was confident by the end of the summit May 23rd

Kum & Go to Introduce E15 in Seven States, Including Missouri

WASHINGTON — Kum & Go announced today that it will offer E15 at its station in Windsor Heights, Iowa, starting April 30. The station, located at 7229 University Ave., will be the first of 65 stations where the retail chain plans to make E15

Growth Energy Commends Bipartisan Senate Letter to EPA

WASHINGTON, DC — Following a bipartisan letter signed by 37 Senators, which urges the 

USDA’s New Climate Strategy

EDF statement from Rebecca Shaw, Associate Vice President and Senior Lead Scientist

Study Highlights Economic Contribution of Missouri Dog Breeders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A new study from the University of Missouri Commercial Ag 

AFBF Calls for Grain Standards Act Reauthorization

The American Farm Bureau Federation urged Congress Wednesday to reauthorize the Grain 

Legislation to Increase E-15 Availability Introduced in House

Representatives Rod Blum of Iowa, David Young of Iowa, Ken Buck of Colorado and Collin 

ASA Concerned with EU Action on Biotech

ST. LOUIS (April 22, 2015) - The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded today with 

NCGA to Congress: Pass Trade Promotion Authority Now

WASHINGTON (April 22, 2015) – The National Corn Growers Association today applauded 

Growth Energy Applauds Efforts to Give Consumers Choice at the Pump

WASHINGTON, DC — Following the introduction of H.R. 1944, legislation introduced by 

Midwest Dairy seats new board members

Dairy Producers Elected to Promotion Leadership

ASA Applauds Senate Hearing on Cuba

WASHINGTON (April 21, 2015) – The American Soybean Association welcomes the renewed 

Weekly Ethanol Production for 4/17/2015

Here is the weekly ethanol production data for the week ended 4/17/2015.

Farmers committed to Earth through renewable fuels

We have only one small planet that provides the basic resources upon which all life is based.

Another Good Year Expected for Cow-Calf Operations

Capital Press reports cattle prices are expected to moderate in the second half of this year - yet 

NCGA: EPA Must Hold to RFS Timeline

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month entered into a consent 

The True Impact of H5N2 on U.S. Turkey Production So Far

National Turkey Federation Vice President for Communications and Marketing Keith Williams 

Missouri Weekly Crop Progress and Condition

Missouri Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report

Kansas Weekly Crop Progress and Condition

Kansas Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report

Nebraska Weekly Crop Progress and Condition

Nebraska Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report

Iowa Weekly Crop Progress And Condition

Iowa Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report

Commodity Classic Session Videos Now Online

ST. LOUIS (April 20, 2015) – Did you miss a session at the 2015 Commodity Classic? Do you 

Producers Laud Change on U.S. - Canadian Bison Shipping Rules

New ID Requirements Reduce Stress on Animals, Costs for Producers  

Meat Production Today is Environmentally Sustainable

National Pork Producers Council President Ron Prestage says while it’s true that farmers who 

MO Ag and Small Business Authority Announced New Director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - David Meyer, Jefferson City, has been named the executive director 

Organic Farmer, Senator Calls Out Land-Grant Colleges

During the Organic Trade Association luncheon last week - Montana Senator and organic 

Legislature and Governor Should Support Fuel Tax Increase

Cut to the Chase – An editorial column from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation

USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers 

Young Consumers Concerned with High Protein Diets

Meatingplace reports a new survey from Datamonitor Consumer shows consumers are 

TPA Legislation Introduced in the Senate

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden – along with 

House Votes to Repeal the Death Tax

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2015) – The House voted 240 to 179 today for full repeal of the Death 

Number of Certified Organic Operations Increasing Across U.S., World

USDA announced yesterday (Wednesday) the organic industry now has a total of 27,814 

House Ag Committee Looks at Relationship Between SNAP, Charitable Organizations

The House Ag Committee held a hearing on the role the charitable sector plays in feeding 

House Committee Passes Legislation to End WOTUS

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 36 to 22 Wednesday to pass the 

Missouri Food Prices Shift in 1st Quarter

The American Farm Bureau recently released the results of its first quarter Marketbasket 

EPA’s McCarthy Says Clean Water Rule Will be Finalized

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Subcommittee on Water 

Road Closure Scheduled for Stockyards Expressway

ST. JOSEPH, Mo - A closure on U.S. Hwy 759 (Stockyards Expressway) is planned for this 

NCGA Announces 2015 Yield Contest Rule Changes

The National Corn Growers Association announced important rule changes for the upcoming 

House Committee Calls for Repeal of WOTUS

WASHINGTON (April 15, 2015) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public 

Weekly Ethanol Productio

According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 924,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 38.81 

US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative

 Ask most people what a “genotyping lab” is and why its work is important, and you’ll be Service (ARS) operates four regional small grains genotyping

Growth Energy Supports Legislation to Extend RVP Waiver to E15

WASHINGTON, DC — Following the introduction of legislation by Congressman Adrian Smith 

Pork Checkoff Awards 2015 Pork Industry Scholarships

The Pork Checkoff awarded 21 scholarships to college students from 15 states and 15 

Crop Progress and Condition: Missouri

The state received below average precipitation for the week which increased corn planting, 

Crop Progress and Condition: Kansas

For the week ending April 12, 2015, temperatures averaged four to eight degrees above normal 

Crop Progress and Condition: Nebraska

April 13, 2015 - For the week ending April 12, 2015, temperatures averaged above normal with 

Crop Progress and Condition: Iowa

Wet conditions continued to slow down fieldwork in Iowa during the week ending April 12, 2015, 

Grains Council Connects U.S. Farmers with Overseas Customers Through Facebook

The U.S. Grains Council launched a new Facebook page last week for direct communication between farmers and overseas customers about the condition and quality of this year’s U.S. corn crop. Council Chair Ron Gray says the page - Growing the 2015 U.S