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USDA Launches Reorganization Commission

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is kicking off efforts to reorganize the department. Politico reports that the department has launched a commission to reorganize, modernize and trim the department.... Read More

Settlement Reached in 'Pink Slime' Defamation Lawsuit

ABC says it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a more than $1 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company's lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed ``pink slime.'' ABC spok... Read More

Thune Urges USDA to Reverse Requirement to Destroy Usable CRP Hay

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, on June 27 urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to reverse a USDA requirement that would force farmers and ranchers to destroy useable... Read More

Kansas Farmers Say Wheat Yields Lower Than Last Year

Harvest has been rolling in Sublette since June 16. Zach Laffrey, of McCoy Grain Co, says yields have been average for their area. He reported about 150,000-200,000 bushels of wheat have been taken in since harvest started. He said harvest won't b... Read More

Strong storm leaves its mark on Scottsbluff and beyond Tuesday evening

A couple of waves of thunderstorms blew across eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska yesterday and last evening.  The earlier round brought rain, hail and strong winds to many areas including half inch hail reported at Lodegepole at 5:15 p.m. A c... Read More

Hall County Farmer's Weed Problem Becomes Taxpayer Problem

Taxpayers step into a thorny situation, over overgrown weeds near Alda. And it could cost big bucks to deal with.  The Hall County weed superintendent says a farmer west of Grand Island left about 1,400 acres unplanted this spring. Noxious weed... Read More

ChemChina Promises Growth

BASEL, Switzerland (DTN) -- Syngenta and its new owner, ChemChina, wasted little time basking in the satisfaction of a long-fought acquisition. ChemChina Chairman Ren Jianxin explains his goals for Syngenta's growth during a press conference a... Read More

Jail calls from Lexington helps FBI nab

Authorities say a Montana man accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper is a bank robber dubbed "the AK-47 bandit" by the FBI. Stephen Woolery, special agent in charge of the FBI in Los Angeles, said Tuesday that Richard Gathercole of Roundup,... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Major League Baseball Tuesday  scores INTERLEAGUE= Final Tampa Bay 4 Pittsburgh 2, 10 Innings Final L.A. Dodgers 4 L.A. Angels 0 Final Philadelphia 8 Seattle 2 ___= AMERICAN LEAGUE= Final Baltimore 3 Toronto 1 Final Boston 9 Minneso... Read More

Florida knocks off LSU for first ever CWS crown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from LSU, and the Gators beat their Southeastern Conference rival 6-1 Tuesday night to complete a two-game sweep in the College World Series finals for their first national... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces Ag Director to Celebrate Arrival of Nebraska Beef in China

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach will be in Beijing and Shanghai June 29-30, 2017 to celebrate the arrival of Nebraska beef into China for the first time in 14 years... Read More