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Japan Raising Tariff on U.S. Beef Imports

The government of Japan announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase to the tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen beef from the U.S.

Kansas State University meat scientists looking at new ways to preserve bacon

Can a simple antioxidant bring more sizzle to Americans love affair with bacon? Kansas State University researchers think so, and they're setting off on a project to figure it all out. The university's research is funded by the National Pork Board

SCN Resistant Soybeans are Showing Some Problems

Iowa State University nematologist Greg Tylka says soybeans with Soybean Cyst Nematode resistance are becoming less effective. He calls it an alarming trend that sets the stage for even more yield loss to SCN in the future.

Corn Farmers Call for Faster Access to New Technology

Members of the National Corn Growers Association are calling for faster access to new biotechnology-enhanced crop traits. The move reflects growing frustration among NCGA members over excessive regulatory delays in the international marketplace.

EPA Formally Proposes WOTUS Withdrawal

The EPA & the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will formally propose to withdraw the Waters of the U.S. Rule, This move will mark the end of years of efforts by farm groups to get rid of something they called a burdensome federal overreach.

Southern Rust Confirmed in Corn in 14 Nebraska Counties

Southern corn rust has returned to portions of north central Kansas and moved into Nebraska. Extension specialists say now is the time to scout those fields.

Crop Insurance Takes Center Stage at Senate Farm Bill Hearing

Crop insurance industry leaders testified this week before the U.S. Senate, touting the benefits of the program to our nation's farmers and ranchers. But they were far from the only ones promoting crop insurance.

Nebraska Department of Agriculture responds to Herbicide use complaints

NDAs pesticide and fertilizer program staff are actively investigating these complaints for noncompliance with state and federal laws, but cautions producers that these investigations will not characterize crop damage; acres involved or estimated dollar

Research funded by Nebraska Soybean Board key to expanding California biodiesel market

The California Air Resource Board announced July 20, 2017 that they have certified a biodiesel additive that will make B20 blends in California the cleanest proven and tested diesel fuel with the lowest emissions profile available anywhere in the U.S.

AGCO to Aquire Precision Planting from the Climate Corporation

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for AGCO to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business.

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