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Response to Gov. Polis: Impossible Burger

August 23, 2019

As a cattle producer from eastern Colorado and president of the largest producer-only cattle association in America, R-Calf USA, I was very disturbed by Gov. Jared Polis’ publicity stunt with the “Impossible Burger” and his...



USDA Secretary Perdue to appear at UNL town hall meeting

August 19, 2019

As part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150th anniversary celebration, Chancellor Ronnie Green will host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Aug. 23 for a public town hall event during the Nebraska State Fair in...




Trump administration revises Endangered Species Act rules

August 13, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service jointly announced revisions to regulations that implement portions of the Endangered Species Act. Agriculture groups that have criticized...


Colo. governor proclaims Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Day

August 9, 2019

Rocky Ford Cantaloupe harvest is in full swing and are being enjoyed around Colorado, so much so that Gov. Jared Polis proclaimed Aug. 7 to be Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Day. In his proclamation, he said...


President Trump, uphold your commitment to the RFS

August 9, 2019

American farmers have a strong history of innovation. Whether that be the seeds that we plant or the tractors that we drive, we are always looking for ways to do better and increase market opportunities...


Trump presides over U.S.-EU beef trade ceremony

August 6, 2019

President Donald Trump last week presided over a White House ceremony at which U.S. and European Union officials signed an agreement that will guarantee the United States a specific quota for non-hormone fed beef. The...


Northey: Trump administration pleased with sugar situation

August 6, 2019

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Trump administration is “pleased we have had a fairly predictable situation” regarding the sugar supply and sugar policy, Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey said at the American...


Trump plans more China tariffs, soybean price tanks

August 2, 2019

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he intends to put a 10% tariff on another $300 billion in Chinese goods on Sept. 1. The White House said Wednesday that China had promised to buy more...



Perdue in Wyoming on Wednesday

July 30, 2019

Agriculture Sonny Perdue will spend Wednesday in Wyoming with Gov. Mark Gordon and Rep. Liz Cheney, both Republicans. Perdue will participate in a town hall discussion with Gordon, Cheney, and local stakeholders to discuss conservation...



Senate Homeland Security approves bill to hire more inspectors

July 25, 2019

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 24 unanimously approved bipartisan legislation authorizing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hire additional agricultural inspectors to fully staff airports, seaports and land ports of...




New members sought for Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council

July 24, 2019

Broomfield, Colo. – Governor Jared Polis is seeking new applications for membership on the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council. The Council works to advance recommendations that strengthen healthy food access for all Coloradans through Colorado...