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Kansas Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season. Kansas received just 19 percent of the amount of moisture... Read More

Engaging Chefs with Beef Cuts, Culinary and Creativity

At the beginning of April, the beef checkoff hosted a dynamic group of chefs and center-of-the-plate specialists from Performance Foodservice for a one-of-a-kind beef culinary immersion in Charleston, SC. As one of the nation’s leading foodservice ... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Detroit 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Atlanta 8, Toronto 7 Boston 3, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 4 L.A. Angels 6, Houston 3 Kansas City 6, Oakland 4 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2, 11 Te... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Receives Grants from Nebraska Environmental Trust & Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Lincoln, NE – April 16, 2015 –Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) announced today that it will receive two grants for their “Food Waste Reduction through Vermicomposting and Composting” project. The Nebraska Environmental Trust Board announced f... Read More

NSP Applauds Bipartisan introduction of TPA Legislation

NSP Applauds Bipartisan introduction of TPA Legislation The National Sorghum Producers welcomed the introduction yesterday of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority legislation that will establish the necessary rules and guidelines for trade agreeme... Read More

Statement by Bob Stallman, President,  American Farm Bureau Federation,  Regarding the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – “Farmers and ranchers need tax laws that protect their family businesses. They don’t want to be punished for their success. With House passage of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, we are one step closer to tax... Read More

Central Nebraska Family Wins Conservation Award

LINCOLN, April 17, 2015 – The Shaw family is the recipient of the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska. This award, given by the Sand County Foundation in partnership with Nebraska Cattlemen, Cargill, and a diverse group of agriculture and c... Read More

Farmer Co-ops Applaud Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Agreement

Washington, D.C. (April 17, 2015)—The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) today applauded the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in the Senate and expressed hope that the chamber would move to consider the bill e... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Crop Report

According to the USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report dated April 13, 2015, temperatures averaged above normal. Cloudy conditions, combined with drizzle, began mid-week and extended through Friday. This kept fieldwork to a minimum but did litt... Read More

Obama: Trade politics difficult, but opposition helps China

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says the politics of international trade have always been difficult, especially within the Democratic Party. But he says U.S. opposition to new trade agreements would give China a leg up in setting the rules f... Read More

NPPC Welcomes Legislation To Renew TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – Calling it imperative for finalizing free trade agreements that boost U.S. exports and create U.S. jobs, the National Pork Producers Council welcomed today’s introduction of bipartisan legislation granting the p... Read More