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Nebraska Cattlemen Hand Out Awards at Annual Banquet

The Industry Service and Hall of Fame Awards from the Nebraska Cattlemen were handed out at their annual banquet in Kearney Thursday evening. Former Nebraska Governor, Senator and US Ag Secretary M... Read More

Rhythmic Circus to perform Sunday evening at the Midwest Theater

The Midwest Theater is hosting a high energy tap dance and live band act called Rhythmic Circus Sunday evening at 5 p.m. Part of the Theater's Performing Arts Series, the home-grown dancers from Minnesota in colorful marching band attire combine ... Read More

Update on Family Farms

USDA often releases what it regards as non-controversial but self-congratulatory reports when administrations turn over, especially when that occurs just ahead of farm bill debates. So, USDA's new retrospective on U.S. farm structure might be accused... Read More

China Grain Production to Contract for First Time in 13 Years

China grain production is estimated to have fallen for the first time in 13 years, though it remains well above 2014 levels, according to data released Thursday by China's National Bureau of Statistics. The data showed total grain production for 2... Read More

Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on House Agriculture Committee Report on SNAP

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2016—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement on the House Committee on Agriculture's new report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which contains the Committee's finding... Read More

Dec. 8, 2016

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 2.60 (+0.03) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 2.60(+0.03) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 2.60 (+0.03) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.10 (+0.05) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.10 (+0.05) Frenchman Valley... Read More

Census shows more people with degrees leaving Nebraska

The latest Census data raises new concerns about the brain drain in Nebraska because the state has been losing twice as many people who hold at least a bachelor's degree in recent years. Between 2011 and 2015, the state saw a net loss of 11,640 pe... Read More

Only Three Percent of High School and College Students Are Aware of Ag Job Prospects

While agriculture has become a hot sector for job growth (USDA Employment Opportunities Report, 2015), a just-released survey shows only 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in pursuing a career in the agriculture industry ... Read More

Merger Discussions, Elections Push Soy Checkoff into 26th Year

Navigating profitability through challenging times. That’s the thought on every soybean farmer’s mind and it resonates strongly with those appointed to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). Charged with the fiduciary responsibility to invest f... Read More

US - Chinese Talks Falter in WTO Farm Subsidy Spat

U.S. and Chinese trade officials were unable to resolve their disagreements over the Obama administration's allegations that Beijing provided more than $100 billion in "illegal" government subsidies for producing rice, wheat and corn. The U.S. now p... Read More

Mitchell council to consider change in Care Center management

The Mitchell city council has scheduled a special meeting this coming Tuesday to discuss a possible management change at the Mitchell Care Center. City Administrator Jeff Sprock told KNEB News financial concerns have arisen at the facility over th... Read More