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Stabenow to Shield Farm Bill from Cuts

Debbie Stabenow, the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee, wants to defend the farm bill from possible budget cuts that could come during the budget reconciliation process that got started this w... Read More

Grassley, Tester Press Ag Secretary to Implement GIPSA Rule

Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and John Tester, D-Montana, asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to move forward on implementing Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, rule, in a letter to Perdue on Wednesd... Read More

SUE PEARMAN RECEIVES NEAFCS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Sue Pearman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator in Central Sandhills Area, has been named the 2017 recipient of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Distinguished Service Award. Sue was recogni... Read More

Drones are buzzing toward increased crop production

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new research project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska seeks to deploy unmanned aircraft (drones) in search of improved crop irrig... Read More

Iasillo, Steele Honored by Scottsbluff Kiwanis Club

The directors of a volunteer program that provides non-perishable food on the weekends to the families of low income students in the Scottsbluff and Gering school districts were honored Thursday with the Scottsbluff Kiwanis Club's annual Youth Servic... Read More

Senate Agriculture Committee Sends USDA Nominees Ibach, Northey to Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee voted to favorably report nominees Gregory Ibach, of Nebrask... Read More

Oct. 19, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.14 (+0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.14 (+0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.14 (+0.01) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.84 (+0.01) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.84 (+0.01) Frenchman Valle... Read More

High Oleic Bean Acres Rise as Farmers Search for Profit

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybeans will see a full commercial launch next year, af... Read More

2017 field pea variety trial results available online

Results of the 2017 variety trials for field peas conducted by the University of Nebraska have been posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website. The pea trials consisted of seven plots with up to 25 varieties at each location. Locations inc... Read More

USDA Provides Support for Hurricane-Impacted Dairies in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2017 – In the wake of the 2017 hurricanes, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing emergency assistance to dairy operators in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. USDA is preparing for signup to begin Oct... Read More

WNCC men's basketball scrimmages Chadron State Saturday at Cougar Palace

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s basketball team will scrimmage Chadron State College on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at Cougar Palace. The Cougars, who have competed in jamboree scrimmages the last two weekends in Dallas and Ft. Col... Read More