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Biofuel Industry Offers Congratulations to Newly-Appointed EPA Administrator Michael Regan

In a 66-34 vote on Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Regan served as secretary of the...

A New Job For Former Congressional Leader Rep. Collin Peterson

Former Minnesota representative Collin Peterson has been without a job for roughly four months now after losing his election. In that time, he’s decided...

Vilsack: Farmers to ‘Reap the Benefits’ of American Rescue Plan Act

On Wednesday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. The Senate approved the bill earlier in the week, but...

Preventing Ag Trucking, Transportation Problems This Spring

As spring gets closer, there are going to be more farm trucks on the road. And that means getting up to speed on rules...

USDA Extends Free Meals to Children Through Summer 2021 Due to...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tuesday announced the nationwide extension of several waivers that allow all children to continue to receive nutritious meals...

Overcoming the Problems Dry Beans Present, How They Can be Used...

In part one of this two-part series, we told you about how the dry bean industry is providing a product that’s nutritious and can...

Dry Beans Serve As Blank Canvas to Provide Meal, Flavor Variety

The food business is entering a transition period/ and that impacts agriculture. During the virtual BeanCon 21 meeting, Brad Barnes, consulting and industry programs...

How Leading USDEC Helped Vilsack Gain More Insight into Trade, Exports

In the four years since last heading the USDA, Sec. Tom Vilsack served as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)....

Weed Control for Potato Producers

The fight against weeds is an ongoing battle for potato producers. High weed pressure means potatoes must compete with the weeds for sunlight, water,...

Vilsack Confirmed by U.S. Senate to Return to Former Post at...

It’s official—Sec. Tom Vilsack will return to his post as head of USDA. The full Senate voted on his confirmation Thursday afternoon. Sen. Debbie Stabenow,...

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