**The USDA has announced that data shows U.S. exports of grain in all forms are on track to set a new record in 2017-18.

According to agweb.com, during the first 10 months of the marketing year, September to June, the U.S. exported 98.3 million metric tons of grain in all forms, up 2 percent year-over-year from last year’s record-setting pace.

Worth noting, trade with NAFTA trading partners, Mexico and Canada, has increased 3.7 percent and 12.6 percent year-over-year, respectively.

**Livestock haulers attempting to get the hours of service rules fixed through the Electronic Logging Device regulation, that went in place for most truckers last December, could see a reprieve thanks to a bi-partisan solution.

ELD enforcement for livestock haulers would be delayed until next September thanks to language in an amendment

passed by a Senate spending bill.

Agweb.com reports the House and President Trump still need to approve the bill before the extension goes into effect.

**The largest Native American philanthropic institution in history has been set up to distribute $266 million awarded to Indian farmers and ranchers as part of a 2011 settlement with USDA.

As reported in Agri-Pulse, the settlement was the result of a lawsuit, Keepseagle v. U.S., alleging systematic discrimination by the department against Native American farmers and ranchers.

More than $300 million has already been distributed, and now a trust called the Native American Agriculture Fund has been established.


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