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Kansas cuts fine against hog farmer for unapproved building

Kansas regulators have slashed a fine against a northwest Kansas swine operation for ignoring orders to halt the construction of unauthorized facilities capable of holdings tens of thousands of hogs. ... Read More

JBS employees agree to contract extension, pay increase

Hundreds of workers at a Greeley-based meat processing company have ratified a contract extension that will include annual pay raises and continued health coverage. The Greeley Tribune reports the current agreement for workers at JBS USA, which ... Read More

Ag Must Be Part Of U.S.-EU Trade Deal, Groups Insist

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 18, 2018 – An ad hoc coalition of more than 50 food and agriculture organizations is insisting that any trade deal between the United States and the European Union include agriculture and that it address the EU’s restrictiv... Read More

USDA Cites JBS With P&S Violation

JBS Agrees to Restitution for Producers Who Sold to Grand Island, Nebraska, Plant OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA has imposed a $50,000 civil penalty against JBS USA Food Co., also known as Swift Beef Co., and required restitution to producers after JBS' ... Read More

NCGA: USDA Trade Aid Comes Up Short, Again

The National Corn Growers Association expressed disappointment that corn farmers impacted by trade tariffs and ongoing trade uncertainty would receive virtually no relief through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Market Facilitation Progr... Read More

Redevelopment projects approved by Scottsbluff Council

Two proposed redevelopment projects given the green light by the Scottsbluff City Council Monday night. Following public hearings on an expansion of High Plains Budweiser and the Auto Spa Car Wash, councilmembers voted 5-0 in favor of both project... Read More

NCGA Announces 2018 Yield Contest Winners

With improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices, corn growers achieved impressive yields despite weather-related adversity in the National Corn Growers Association 2018 National Corn Yield Contest. The... Read More

Scott Bluff Commissioners approve agreement to house Wyoming inmates

The Scottsbluff County Commissioners have approved a three-year agreement with the state of Wyoming to allow inmates from that state to be housed at the County Detention Center in Gering. Board Chairman Mark Masterton says the board has always see... Read More

New Members Elected to Nebraska Beef Council Board

Kearney, NE (December 17, 2018) – The Nebraska Beef Council has announced the results of the 2018 Board of Director elections. Rosemary Vinton Anderson Rosemary Vinton Anderson, a cow-calf producer from Whitman will represent district two in... Read More

(Video) FBN Insurance LLC Launches FBN Health

Farmers Business Network, the independent farmer-to-farmer network, announced FBN Health, a multi-state healthcare network for farmers, their families and their farm employees, giving farmers access to more affordable healthcare options, designed jus... Read More

WNCC’s Pinho headed to Point Park University

Western Nebraska Community College men’s soccer player Alan Pinho came to Western Nebraska Community College to learn soccer. In two seasons, Pinho, a defender for the Cougars from Brazil, has developed his game drastically and will be continuin... Read More