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ASA seeks answers on herbicide damage

The issues surrounding dicamba-related damage to crops are serious ones, and as the representative organization for the nation’s soybean farmers, ASA (American Soybean Association) is invested in bringing all parties together to find answers and solutions.

August 19, 2017 8:00 am(0)

NAFTA helps U.S. fill grain export demand: USGC

NAFTA has had a profound effect on many aspects of North American agriculture. With a few exceptions, intraregional agricultural trade is now completely free of tariff and quota restrictions, and the agricultural sectors of NAFTA’s member countries … have become far more integrated, as is ev…

August 19, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Ag groups defend Renewable Fuel Standard

Editor’s note: The EPA conducted a public hearing Aug. 1 as part of its process of gathering comments on its Renewable Fuel Standard proposal. These are excerpts from hearing statements, with links to more information. Comments filed in the rulemaking process are posted at

August 12, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Update NAFTA soon, carefully: U.S. Reps

President Trump has set a bold vision for trade expansion and enforcement, including new bilateral agreements and improvements to existing pacts. Having a veteran trade negotiator lead these efforts will be critical as we navigate these negotiations. Know that we look forward to partnering w…

August 05, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Farmers like current farm bill’s risk tools

Editor’s note: Representatives of many farm and ag lending organizations testified on risk management July 25 before the Senate Agriculture Committee. These are excerpts from prepared testimonies. Full prepared tatements to the committee are available at

August 05, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Letter to the Editor: China beef and Country of Origin Labeling

The U.S. is working to get China’s beef market. China requires beef to be born, raised and slaughtered in the U.S. or imported from Canada or Mexico and raised and slaughtered in the U.S.

July 29, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Troubling comments about dicamba

Soybean injury from dicamba has occurred each year in Illinois since the product was first commercialized. However, the response of some individuals from companies who market formulations approved for use in dicamba-resistant varieties has been unlike anything I’ve experienced during my 24-y…

July 29, 2017 8:00 am(0)

NASDA to EPA: Consider pyrethroids carefully

Farmers across the U.S. rely on pyrethroid products for the protection of over 120 different crops that benefit all Americans. It is estimated that pyrethroids provide an economic benefit of $1.6 billion to U.S. consumers in the form of lower food prices while protecting a wide range of comm…

July 22, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Increase transparency in data contracts

American Farm Bureau Federation conducted a poll of over 400 farmers in 2016 to understand their issues concerning ag data privacy, security and control. The poll highlighted what are essentially three issues that continue to come up when asking farmers about ag data concerns:

July 22, 2017 8:00 am(0)