Roberts names US Senate Agriculture Committee Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts from Kansas has named senior staff for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. Roberts is the committee chairman and named Julian Baer, formerly ... Read More

Council fails to approve change in citizen agenda items

The Gering city council Monday evening failed to approve a proposed change in the way the city addresses citizen agenda items and will reconsider it  next week. The change would require citizens to fill out a form about their concerns and possibl... Read More

New theme for Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair has unveiled their theme for this year. It's "Fun is in the Fair". Marketing Director Shaun Schleif this year's theme "highlights the family focused fun that is the primary ingredient in every state fair." He adds that with "l... Read More

Olive Township's 'Naked Farmer' grateful for recovery

OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) _ Tim Vander Zwaag confidently walks through his house without assistance and has a firm handshake with a wide smile. And he laughs, even at his nickname _ The Naked Farmer. ``It's a very unique story,'' he told The H... Read More

Annual Research update set for High Plains Ag Lab Tuesday

The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney, faculty positions update, and building plans will be shared with the advisory board and the public at the annual research upda... Read More

USDA Creates More Bird Habitat Opportunities on Irrigated Farmland

WASHINGTON, Jan 26, 2015 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that the Conservation Reserve Program now will encourage more bird habitats to be established in irrigated farmland... Read More

ASA Announces Regional Winners of 2015 Conservation Legacy Awards

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 26, 2015) –The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Steve Berger, Wellman, Iowa (Midwest Region); Mike Starkey, Brownsburg, Ind. (Northeast Region); and Jimmy Thomas, Timberlake, N.C. (South Region), as the regi... Read More

Airport hoping appeal may keep A.D.I. bid alive

The Western Nebraska Regional Airport board is sticking with their recommendation of A.D.I. to provide subsidized flights to Denver, despite the DOT's rejection of the bid last week. The U.S. Transportation Department said in an order late last we... Read More

Cattlemen Urge Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON (January 26, 2014) - As trade negotiators meet again this week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association urges the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority, legislation that gives the President authority to negotiate trade agreements with a... Read More

Free Webinars Help Growers Make Farm Bill Decisions

Three hour-long webinars this week, sponsored by Illinois Corn, will detail the three decisions farmers face when it comes to commodity programs in the 2014 Farm Bill: Keep or update yields? Retain or reallocate base acres? Which program to choose to... Read More

U.S. Pork Producers ‘All In’ On TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2015 – With negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal hanging in the balance, the National Pork Producers Council today threw its support behind renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which will ... Read More