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Biofuel Trade Groups ask for Tax Credit Extension

A group of biofuel trade organizations Friday sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee 

House Moves Bill to Provide California Drought Relief

On Thursday, the U.S. house voted mostly along party lines to pass a bill that would provide 

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

Just shy of two million pounds of chicken produced are being recalled due to a potential 

EPA Administrator Addresses Corn Congress

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke to the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn 

Strong El Nino Taking Form

AgWeb reports El Nino has strengthened steadily during the past month, approaching the 

Corn Congress Elects Five Growers to FY2016 Corn Board

During Corn Congress and the Rally for Rural America on Capitol Hill this week, National Corn 

China’s Ban on U.S. Poultry Could Open the Door for Brazil

China’s ban on poultry imports from the U.S., where flocks have been ravaged by bird flu, could 

FFA Convention Back to Indianapolis Starting in 2016

The National FFA Organization announced Wednesday its annual convention is heading back to 

Equipment Sales to Remain under Pressure

In a report by Bloomberg, Farm machinery sales should remain pressured. Bloomberg analyst 

House Ag Committee Passes SAFE Act

The House Agriculture Committee sent the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 one 

Mo. Gov. wants lawsuit Against USDA

Gov. Nixon asks Attorney General Koster to sue the federal government to block the 

AFBF's €‹Stallman Announces Departure in January

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob 

Perdue Farms Garner Buy-Out Interest, But No Interest to Sell

Bloomberg reports Perdue Farms has attracted interest from potential domestic and 

Public Lands Council: President Adds One Million Acres to Increased Regulation

In a designation last week, President Barack Obama designated three more national 

USDA Proposes Allowing SNAP Delivery Service

USDA announced Monday the department is proposing to improve access to groceries for 

Record Number of Farmers and Ranchers Certified Under Conservation Compliance

USDA announced Friday more than 98 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill 

Record Number of Farmers and Ranchers Certified Under Conservation Compliance

USDA announced Friday more than 98 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill 

CGA Hosting Rally on Capitol Hill

NCGA will host another Rally for Rural American on Wednesday. The rally will be on Capitol Hill 

House Committee Votes to Ban Brazil, Argentine Beef Imports

The House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee approved an amendment to the Agriculture 

USDA WASDE Report Highlights

In Friday’s World Ag Supply and Demand Reports, USDA lowered old-crop corn stocks by 97 

House bill aims to Increase Federal Gas Tax, Offer Income Tax Credi

South Carolina Republican Representative Tom Rice has introduced a bill in the House that 

United States and Switzerland Streamline Organic Trade

 USDA says a new agreement with Switzerland will expand market access for organic farmers. 

Groups Calling for FMD Vaccine Stockpile

Drovers Cattle Network reports several livestock groups are calling for a stockpile of foot and 

Perdue Farms Raising More than Half its Chickens without Antibiotics

Purdue Farms is raising more than half its chickens without any kind of antibiotics and also 

Grassley Urges Fair Treatment for Wind Energy in Tax Extenders Discussion

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is urging fair treatment of the wind energy 

NFU Commends Appropriations Committee for not Including GIPSA Defunding Rider

The National Farmers Union commended the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for passing 

U.S. Beef, Pork Exports Sluggish in May

U.S. beef and pork exports fell in May below year-ago levels. The U.S. Meat Export Federation 

Canada Reiterates Support for TPP

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks near the finish line later this month, the Canadian 

Backyard Poultry Linked to Multiple Salmonella Cases

Several agencies are investigating four multi-state outbreaks of human salmonella infections 

Canadian Beef Prices Show No Sign of Easing

While U.S. producers work towards rebuilding cattle numbers after a prolonged drought, another 

Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Limits Upheld

In a ruling Monday acknowledging that the regulations will likely hurt farmers, an appeals court 

Biofuels Industry Urging Congress to reject any Repeal or Reform to RFS

The Renewable Fuels Association has sent a letter to Congress urging members to reject any proposal that would repeal or reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter represented 25 industry stakeholders telling congress the RFS is working. They urged lawmakers to reject proposals that amend, repeal, defund, or otherwise modify or interfere with the Renewable Fuel Standard. In specific, the

Kansas Soybean Commission Schedules Aug. 13 Meeting

The Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC) will conduct a regular meeting Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Kansas Soybean Building in Topeka. It is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

2015/2016 NFU National Youth Advisory Council Elected

The National Farmers Union has elected six young adults to represent the Unions Youth 

Trade Rep. Froman Confident Congress will approve TPP by 2016

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman stated recently his confidence in Congress that it 

AFBF, Others, File Federal Lawsuit over WOTUS

The American Farm Bureau, along with other agriculture and industry groups on Thursday, 

TPP Ministerial Meetings set for July

Reuters reports a ministerial meeting aimed at finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership are set 

NASS to Resurvey Growers for Acres Planted in Several States

While releasing the June 30th Acreage and Grain Stocks Reports on Tuesday, USDA’s National 

USDA Releases Acreage and Grain Stocks Reports

In the latest round of USDA reports, The National Ag Statistics Service shows a record 

Fresh Beef from Argentina and Brazil Poses Risk for US Beef Producers

USDA’s APHIS division released the final rules for importing fresh beef from northern Argentina 

Waters of the U.S. set to Become Law

The Clean Water rule is slated to become law on August 28th. The rule, known as the Waters of 

Trade Promotion Authority Signed by President Obama

President Barack Obama now has the necessary piece of trade legislation to complete the 

Ireland BSE Case Classified as Isolated

Final test results have confirmed that a suspected BSE case, or bovine spongiform 

U.S. Hogs and Pigs Inventory Up 9 Percent

USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report released on Friday indicated a nine percent inventory 

Farmland Values Continue to Drop

The latest report from Creighton University shows 19 straight months of setbacks for U.S. 

Senate Ag Chair Plans for Movement on COOL in July

Senate Ag Chair Pat Roberts says the Senate must take action in July on Country of Origin 

Missouri Agriculture Testifies To EPA In Support Of RFS

Missouri Agriculture Testifies To EPA In Support Of RFS (Kansas City, Kan.)–Agriculture saw hundreds rally in support of corn farmers during a public hearing on proposed changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard. Corn farmers across the Midwest travel

EPA Hears Testimony in Favor of RFS

The National Corn Growers Association, among others, took to Kansas City, Kansas, 

Asian Trade Partners Welcome TPA, TAA, Passage

The New York Times reports American allies in Asia welcome the completion of trade bills that 

House Wraps up Work on Trade Promotion Authority by Passing TAA

In a 286-138 vote, the U.S. House on Thursday passed Trade Adjustment Assistance, clearing