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Western Kansas wheat hit by hail storm

Storms ripped through western Kansas from Wallace County to Ness County in a swath ten to 15 miles wide on May 14. Wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour and hail from pea-sized to baseball-sized broke out windows, dented cars and tore siding off of houses.

NAWG Weighs in on Amendments to the 2018 House Farm Bill

Following the House Rules Committee meeting to determine which amendments would be considered, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) now heads to the House floor for debates and amendment votes. In anticipation of the debate,

NCBA Strongly Urges "No" Vote on Brat/Blumenauer Farm Bill Amendment

NCBA and more than 40 other commodity trade associations are urging Congress to stand with farmers, ranchers, and rural communities by voting down the Brat/Blumenauer amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill.

Farmers Union Urges USDA to Proactively Address Farm Suicide Crisis

The National Farmers Union says many farmers and ranchers are coping with alarming levels of stress, and that farmers and ranchers commit suicide at a rate five times that of the general population

Midwest Farm Bureau Presidents Call for End to China Trade Disputes

State Farm Bureau presidents from across the Midwest have joined together to urge U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to work with President Trump to end the escalation of trade disputes with China.

Proposed Tariff Hearings Underway in Washington

Hearings are underway in Washington, D.C. on a proposed list of Chinese products the U.S. has targeted with 25 percent tariff. The three-day event features testimony from more than 100 witnesses.

Soybean Growers Submit Comments on Tariff Proposal

USTR recently initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of Chinas acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.

Trump Exploring Exports Under RFS, Scaling Back Hardship Waivers, E15 Sales

The Trump Administration will scale back hardship waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to Reuters. A source tells Reuters that the move includes counting ethanol exports towards biofuel usage quotas set under the RFS.

Spring Planting made good progress last week

As of Sunday, 62% of the nation's corn has been planted, 28% emerged and 35% of U.S. soybeans have been planted and 32% of sorghum is in the ground. Winter whreat crop nationally is 36% good/excellent, Kansas 36% poor/very poor.

NAFTA Clock Is Ticking

The Trump Administration is working against the clock to get the N.A.F.T.A.done in time for a vote during this years December session of Congress. If the Administration wants a vote this year, the deadline is this Thursday, May 17.

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