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I-80 remains closed between Laramie and Rawlins

Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming remains closed Tuesday morning between Laramie and Rawlins because of another chain-reaction crash involving multiple vehicles in dense fog. The Wyoming Highway P... Read More

USDA Chief Veterinarian: Avian Flu May Spread Nationwide, Devastate the Industry

The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer said Thursday. Dr. John Clifford also said that while new c... Read More

USGC Report Offers Details to Overseas Customers About Quality of Corn Headed for Export

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has released the 2014/2015 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report, the fourth in a series measuring U.S. corn quality by looking at grade factors, moisture, chemical composition and physical composition in corn samples ready... Read More

Commodity Classic Session Videos Now Online

ST. LOUIS (April 20, 2015) – Did you miss a session at the 2015 Commodity Classic? Do you want to revisit a session you attended? Were you unable to attend Commodity Classic and want to see what you missed? Video recordings of the 2015 Educational ... Read More

NFB Foundation for Agriculture Honors FFA Advisors of the Year

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (NFB Foundation for Agriculture) along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau Ag Promotion Committee selected two recipients for the FFA chapter Advisors of the Year award: Jason Speck and ... Read More

Court to decide if 800K tobacco growers too many for 1 case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ As 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers or their heirs seek part of a $340 million reserve held by a much-shrunken tobacco marketing cooperative, North Carolina's Supreme Court was asked Monday to decide if the group is simpl... Read More

EU to put Thailand 1 step away from fish ban

LUXEMBOURG (AP) _ The European Union is to give Thailand six months to drastically change its policies on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban by the end of the year. Two people with knowledge of the decision told The A... Read More

Trees planted in fire-damaged areas of Nebraska Panhandle

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) _ More than 40,000 trees are being planted in northwest Nebraska again this spring to help the area recover from the 2012 wildfires. Crews from the Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands have planted 41,300 seedlings this month... Read More

Wisconsin Declares Emergency, 5.3-Million Iowa Chickens Affected by Avain Influenza

Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that is infecting U.S. poultry and Governor Scott Walker said on Monday he has authorized the state's National Guard to help contain the disease. The Republican governor declared... Read More

Sidney motel owner convicted on charges stemming from September incident

The co-owner of a Sidney Motel has been convicted on numerous felony charges by a Cheyenne  County jury. 36-year-old Jason Assad was convicted of First Degree False Imprisonment, Terroristic Threats, Use of a Knife to Commit a Felony, Possession ... Read More

Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain witho... Read More