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Groups come together to improve water sustainability in beef supply chain

The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestl Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain.

USDA-EPA Discuss Year-Round E15

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency officials met to discuss ways to increase ethanol usage and to address refiner concerns about volatility in the market for biofuel credits.

Bipartisan group of Senators Introduce Livestock Haulers Legislation

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators have introduced the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act as a way to reform the hours of a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety, and the well-being of livestock haulers..

Thune Introduces Legislation to Improve Accuracy of U.S. Drought Monitor

South Dakota Senator John Thune introduced the Improved Soil Moisture and Precipitation Monitoring Act of 2018, legislation that would provide tools and direction to USDA to help improve the accuracy of the U.S. Drought Monitor and more.

Next Farm Bill Vote Scheduled for June 22, after Immigration Billl

The House Farm Bill will get another vote on June 22 after a separate vote on a conservative immigration bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced the schedule this week.

Farmers For Free Trade Suggestions on Improving China/U.S. Trade Relations

Farmers for Free Trade call the framework of a trade agreement between the U.S. and China as a good first step toward ending tensions that have hurt American agriculture

Farmers Union Wants Immediate Action on E15 Waiver

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging the EPA to immediately institute a waiver for summertime sales of E15.

Whats Next for China-U.S. Trade?

No one knows how soon it comes together and things start to happen. with trade between US and China. While China agreed to buy significantly more American agricultural products, there arent any hard numbers attached to that promise yet.

Great Plains Grazing to host May 25 webinar on limit feeding during drought

In years when hay and forage production is low due to drought, hay prices often escalate, and in severe cases, forage of any kind may be hard to obtain. Limit feeding can be a cost effective strategy to retain the cow herd nucleus during these periods.

House Members Want Thailand Ban of U.S. Pork Ended

Members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Taiwans Ambassador to the U.S. asking for the removal of import restrictions on American agricultural products, including pork.

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