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Algerian wheat purchase raises US farmer hopes for exports

CHICAGO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Falling prices have lured a big buyer to U.S.-grown, low-protein wheat, raising the prospect for farmers of more exports and the hope that the market for low-protein wheat ... Read More

UNL Panhandle Extension professionals recognized for efforts

Five Panhandle Extension employees received state recognition for their efforts at the Nebraska Extension Fall Conference in Kearney on Nov. 28. Jessica Groskopf - Courtesy Photo Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf, based in Scottsbluff, recei... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Convention Highlights

The 2017 Annual Nebraska Cattlemen Convention and Trade Show wrapped up Friday, Dec. 9 in Kearney. With well over 600 in attendance coupled with growing educational opportunities, this year's convention and trade show was a huge success. The ann... Read More

Hunter Named First-Team AVCA All-American

Nebraska senior setter Kelly Hunter was named a first-team AVCA All-American on Wednesday, headlining a group of four Huskers that were recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Senior outside hitter Annika Albrecht and junior ou... Read More

Dec. 13, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.12 (+0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.12 (+0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.12 (+0.05) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.26 (+0.05) New Alliance / Alliance – 4.26 (+0.05) Frenchman Valle... Read More

**WEBSITE LAUNCH** House Agriculture Committee Launches Farm Bill Landing Page

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today announced the launch of a new online resource which can be accessed through the committee’s current website, https://agricultu... Read More

The Scotts Bluff County Airport Authority is getting ready to welcome SkyWest, flying as United Express, when they begin flights from Scottsbluff to Denver beginning January 30th. The Airport Authority Wednesday scheduled a "flight gathering" begi... Read More

Senate Ag Committee Approves Vaden as USDA General Counsel

Despite concerns, the Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the nomination of Stephen Vadenn as the Department of Agriculture’s general counsel this week. The nomination moves on to the full Senate for a vote. The committee approved the nominati... Read More

Nebraska DOT: $11.2 billion in roadwork needed over 20 years

Nebraska state road officials have identified $11.2 billion in construction needs over the next two decades. The Department of Transportation released the projection Wednesday in its annual report to lawmakers. The projection includes the estimate... Read More

Cover Crops – Another Tool in the Conservation Toolbox

Sustainability—it’s a word many people in and around the agricultural world have been hearing a lot lately. But what does sustainability mean and how can it be implemented? Sustainability can be defined, in the environmental science sense, as “... Read More

Lighthizer Defends U.S. Agriculture at WTO Ministerial

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) thanks U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for his efforts to defend U.S. agriculture against attempts to weaken the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on domestic support in agriculture. ... Read More