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Today on News: Gering Senator John Stinner's plea to pass budget bill falls on enough deaf ears this morning in Lincoln, as the bill stalls for the second time this week Scottsbluff's... Read More

Bridgeport's Aubrey Watts named PVC Star Student of the Week

Bridgeport 5th Grader Aubrey Watts has been selected as the Platte Valley Company's 'Star Student of the Week' She was nominated because she goes above and beyond to help her classmates and excels both in and out of the classroom. Watch her seg... Read More

Cattle on Feed Report Jerry Stowell Country Futures *AUDIO*

Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly cattle-on-feed report, released at 3:00 p.m. ET Friday, and analysts' estimates as compiled by the Wall Street Journal. In million head. Numbers USDA's Average Range 2018 2017 estimated of analys... Read More

KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Argentina

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Argentina from July 24 to Aug. 1, 2018. In an effort to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetic... Read More

March 23, 2018

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 4.01 (+0.08) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 4.01 (+0.08) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 4.01 (+0.08) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.39 (+0.08) New Alliance / Alliance – 4.39 (+0.08) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Farmers for Free Trade: Tariffs Make American Farmers a Target

Brian Kuehl, Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade, says the Section 301 tariff announcement against China is bad news for American agriculture. The group says these tariffs will put a target on the backs of American farmers. Kuehl says, ... Read More

Former Nebraska Farm Bureau President Bryce Neidig  Passes Away at the age of 86

LINCOLN, NEB. – Bryce Neidig, the second longest serving president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, was remembered for being an articulate and popular president who was enthusiastic about the future of Farm Bureau and agriculture. He died March 22 at the a... Read More

Omnibus Spending Bill Also Contains Livestock “Fixes”

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association was pleased to see that the omnibus appropriations spending bill released on Wednesday night has what it called “two commonsense solutions to regulatory overreach in the Fiscal Year 2018.” The spending bill i... Read More

Abortion impasse stalls Nebraska budget bill a 2nd time

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A dispute over abortion and family-planning services has stalled a Nebraska state budget bill for the second time, prompting a rebuke from the Speaker of the Legislature. Lawmakers voted 31-7 on Friday to force an end to debat... Read More

Congressional Spending Bill Includes DAIRY PRIDE Act Language in Victory for Milk Labeling Standards

ARLINGTON, VA – The congressional spending bill approved Thursday in the House and awaiting final vote in the Senate directs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action against mislabeled imitation dairy foods, representing a major v... Read More

Nebraska senators blast budget bill

Nebraska U.S. Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer are harshly criticizing a $1.3 trillion spending bill that has quickly passed both houses of Congress without any time for members to see what is in it. Sasse said "Every Republican would vote again... Read More