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Trump Voters Thrilled with Promised Action on Border Wall

01/27/2017

President Donald Trump’s vow to accelerate construction of a “contiguous, physical wall” along the Mexican border is slamming into a Washington reality _ who’s going to pay for it and how?

East Oregon Ranch Looks to Save 1 Billion Gallons of Water

01/27/2017

An Oregon ranch hopes to save 1 billion gallons of water annually.

Plan Ahead for Swine Profitability

01/26/2017
A solid financial plan and communication are key to successful pork production.

GIPSA Proposals Delayed 60 Days

01/26/2017

The Farmer Fair Practices Rules from GIPSA are being put on hold for 60 days so the new administration can review the rules along with several other regulations.

Widening Gap Between Wholesale, Retail Beef

01/26/2017

What is going on with the price spread between retail beef and foodservice?

Ag, Airplanes and Perdue

01/26/2017
Sonny Perdue may have one of the toughest assignments of any member of Trump’s cabinet as Secretary of Agriculture: He’ll have to defend free trade in an administration stocked with skeptics.

Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Exceed $170

01/25/2017

Cattle feeders saw positive margins on closeouts for the ninth consecutive week.

NAFTA Renegotiation: What's At Stake?

01/25/2017
President Trump has made re-evaluating our approach to international trade a centerpiece of his economic agenda. In addition to putting what appears to be the final nail in the coffin of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trump has signaled his intention to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); if the U.S. does not receive satisfactory terms, he has vowed to scrap the agreement in its entirety. As was noted in an earlier OFW blog, the President has substantial authori

First Farm Bill Hearing Set for Manhattan, Kansas

01/25/2017

Senate leadership announced that the first hearing of the 115th Congress will take place in Manhattan, Kansas, and focus on the Farm Bill reauthorization on Feb. 23.

First Farm Bill Hearing Set for Manhattan, Kansas

01/25/2017

Senate leadership announced that the first hearing of the 115th Congress will take place in Manhattan, Kansas, and focus on the Farm Bill reauthorization on Feb. 23.

American Beef Boom Is Probably Over, Putting Squeeze on Tyson

01/25/2017

Beef has a ‘rough start’ in 2017 as wholesale prices drop.

Trump's Push to Protect Small-Town Workers Leaves Farmers Behind

01/24/2017

TPP withdrawal disappoints pro-trade supporters in agriculture.

In Trump Freeze, U.S. Agencies Delay Rules Affecting Farm Towns

01/24/2017

The Environmental Protection Agency will delay implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Agriculture Department will pause rules affecting livestock as part of a freeze on regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, trade groups said on Tuesday.

Trump Ties Temporary Muzzle on EPA

01/24/2017

Today, information is shared at an unprecedented speed. Not so at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), both of which have been conspicuously silent online this week. 

Trump Ties Temporary Muzzle on EPA

01/24/2017

Today, information is shared at an unprecedented speed. Not so at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), both of which have been conspicuously silent online this week. 

What's Going on at EPA, USDA-ARS?

01/24/2017

Today, information is shared at an unprecedented speed. Not so at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), both of which have been conspicuously silent online this week. 

Dakota Pipeline: Back On?

01/24/2017

President Donald Trump intends to take action today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Dakota Pipeline: Back On?

01/24/2017

President Donald Trump intends to take action today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Trump Revamps U.S. Trade Focus in Exiting From Pacific Deal

01/23/2017

Trade-focused presidential order fulfills campaign pledge.

 

Farm Groups Bristle as Trump Kills TPP Negotiations

01/23/2017

By some estimates, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would have provided an annual $4.4 billion boost to U.S. agriculture. President Donald Trump says he can do better, signing an executive order Monday morning to leave trade deal negotiations.

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