NCBA Welcomes Updates to Beef Standards

December 6, 2017, Washington DC — NCBA President Craig Uden released the following statement in response to the notice from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it is revising the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef (beef standards): “Today’s update to the beef standards will benefit U.S. beef producers in every […]

CA Vineyard Region–Mounting Citizen Evidence of Man-Made Fires

December 1, 2017, Berkeley CA – Dr. Leuren Moret, geoscientist researcher, provides an update on what some suggest are man-made fires surrounding the California Wine Country and beyond. 90% of the Napa/Sonoma/Santa Rosa California fires are out, but 10% are still burning. There has been a catastrophic loss of grapes and vintage. It will take a long time to recover from […]

USDA to Re-engage Stakeholders on Revisions to Biotechnology Regulations

Nov. 6, 2017, WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced it is withdrawing a proposed rule to revise the Agency’s biotechnology regulations and will re-engage with stakeholders to determine the most effective, science-based approach for regulating the products of modern biotechnology while protecting plant […]

Congressional Delegation Comments on Agriculture NAFTA Meetings in Ottawa

October 7, 2017, Ottawa, Canada – Today, members of a congressional delegation to Ottawa, Canada focused on agricultural trade offered their comments following meetings with Canadian officials ahead of the next round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations: “Our goal over the past two days was to ensure our Canadian counterparts understand that […]

Wheat Organizations Applaud Trump Administration’s Aggressive Trade Enforcement at the WTO

September 27, 2017, Arlington, VA — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome the decision by the Trump Administration to make sure China is living up to its commitments on wheat trade.  In response to action by the Administration, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body has established […]

NCGA Calls on EPA to Rescind 2015 WOTUS Rule

September 27, 2017, Washington, D.C. – The National Corn Growers Association today asked the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to rescind the 2015 “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule and write a new rule that provides farmers with clarity and certainty, reduces red tape, and does not discourage farming practices that improve water […]

Cattlemen “Very Pleased” That Tax-Reform Blueprint Includes Death Tax Repeal, Will Fight to Maintain Existing Positive Provisions in Tax Code

Septenber 27, 2017, Washington, DC — Craig Uden, President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, released the following statement in response to the “Unified Framework” for comprehensive tax reform legislation: “Our Nation’s cattle producers are very pleased that President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have maintained their long-standing commitment to American agriculture by including […]

DowDuPont™ Merger Successfully Completed

Company Moves Forward Toward Intended Separation into Industry-Leading, Publicly Traded Companies in Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products; Separations Expected to Occur Within 18 Months. Sept. 1, 2017, MIDLAND, MI and WILMINGTON, DE– DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced the successful completion of the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont […]