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Ag Groups Urge Biden Administration to Appeal Chlorpyrifos Court Decision

A coalition of agriculture groups is urging the Biden administration to appeal a circuit court decision which straps the use of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. The Ag Retailers Association, along with dozens of agriculture groups, say they oppose the court ruling …

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U.S. Potato Industry Welcomes Mexico Supreme Court Decision

Very good news for potato growers arrived last week when the Mexican Supreme Court, in a unanimous 5-0 vote, overturned a 2017 lower court decision preventing the government from allowing the import of fresh U.S. potatoes. National Potato Council CEO …

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Coming Rains Should Help Soil Dryness

Today’s precipitation plus more rain in the coming days should aid and abet farmers looking for some moisture in their young crops. Mike Davis talks with assistant state climatologist Corey Davis.

Nearby Chicago Corn Contracts Over Seven Dollars a Bushel

Demand for U.S. corn continues to be strong, and it’s showing in Chicago, where the May spot-month contract recently pushed well over seven dollars a bushel. The July contract is around seven dollars as well. Joe Vaclavik, founder and president …

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Commentary: John R. Block Reports from Washington May 7, 2021 “Where Are We Going?”

Hello everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous …

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White House Announces New Vaccine Goals, Funding for Rural Communities

President Joe Biden announced a new national vaccine goal of 70 percent of all Americans by July 4 and additional steps to get vaccines to rural communities. The administration is sending new vaccine allocations to rural communities, along with granting …

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Farm Bureau Publishes Stress and Mental Health Resources Directory

National research polls conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation in 2019 and 2021 showed the need for resources to help farmers with stress and mental health challenges. Jessica Cabrera, Farm Bureau Managing Director of Member Engagement, says those surveys …

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The Opioid Epidemic in Distinct Phases

A recent USDA study reveals our nation’s opioid epidemic appears to have had two distinct phases over the last two decades. Rod Bain reports.

USGC Chair Celebrates Ten Years with Council

U.S. Grains Council Chair Jim Raben is celebrating a special anniversary in 2021. He’s been with the Council for ten years, and looking back, Raben says the first few years with USGC were a learning experience. “I’ve always been interested …

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NCBA’s Woodall: Cattle Producers on Wrong Side of the Market

Cattle producers are caught in a balancing act with the packers, as each side works on leveraging supply and demand, according to Colin Woodall, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Woodall says it boils down to cattle markets. “That’s …

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