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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