Nebraska Ag Update  |  May 25, 2018
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Director Steve Wellman is pictured with the General Manager and Head Chef of Morton's Grille. The restaurant, located in Shenzhen, China, features USDA Prime Beef from Nebraska.

Wellman participates in trade mission to China, his first as NDA director

Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman is currently attending his first international trade mission as NDA director. Wellman is part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade mission to Southern China, May 21-25, 2018. The trade mission trip, led by USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, includes government ag leaders and representatives from many agribusiness companies and organizations.
“Southern China is a major import hub and a growing market for U.S. agricultural products,” said NDA Director Wellman. “Like Nebraska-led trade missions, USDA trade missions open doors and deliver results for farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.” » Read more

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State and National Headlines

Sasse introduces livestock haulers legislation
Next farm bill vote scheduled for June 22, after immigration bill
USDA releases proposed biotech labeling rules
South Korean company bases U.S. headquarters at Innovation Campus
Northeast Nebraska's Haskell Ag Lab gets reprieve from budget cuts
Ricketts cuts ribbon on new flex fuel pumps in Grand Island to highlight Renewable Fuels Month

Skimmer Devices at Gas Pumps with Ken Tichota

As the summer travel season gears up, NDA wants consumers to be mindful of information stealing devices at gas pumps. Ken Tichota, NDA's Food Safety and Consumer Protection focus area administrator, joins us on this week's NDA Update to discuss skimmers and shimmers on gas pumps. » Listen here

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