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Nebraska Cattlemen Convention Highlights

The 2017 Annual Nebraska Cattlemen Convention and Trade Show wrapped up Friday, Dec. 9 in Kearney. With well over 600 in attendance coupled with growing educational opportunities, this year's conventi... Read More

Senate Ag Committee Approves Vaden as USDA General Counsel

Despite concerns, the Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the nomination of Stephen Vadenn as the Department of Agriculture’s general counsel this week. The nomination moves on to the full Senate for a vote. The committee approved the nominati... Read More

Nebraska DOT: $11.2 billion in roadwork needed over 20 years

Nebraska state road officials have identified $11.2 billion in construction needs over the next two decades. The Department of Transportation released the projection Wednesday in its annual report to lawmakers. The projection includes the estimate... Read More

Cover Crops – Another Tool in the Conservation Toolbox

Sustainability—it’s a word many people in and around the agricultural world have been hearing a lot lately. But what does sustainability mean and how can it be implemented? Sustainability can be defined, in the environmental science sense, as “... Read More

Lighthizer Defends U.S. Agriculture at WTO Ministerial

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) thanks U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for his efforts to defend U.S. agriculture against attempts to weaken the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on domestic support in agriculture. ... Read More

USDA Ends Prevented Planting +10 Percent Option

The Department of Agriculture has ended a ten percent higher crop insurance coverage option for prevented planting claims. In a memo sent out to insurers and USDA’s Risk Management Agency field offices, USDA eliminated the Prevented Planting +10... Read More

Plant Impact puts itself up for sale, after Bayer breaks pledge on product purchases

Shares in Plant Impact plunged to an all-time low after the crop enhancement group revealed that it had put itself up for a quick sale, saying it had been left facing a cash hole after Bayer broke a pledge on product purchases. Plant Impact shares... Read More

Wyoming struggling to budget for aging population

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) _ Wyoming Department of Health Director Tom Forslund asked lawmakers for help in addressing the $32 million budget deficit that's only expected to grow. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that in department's presentation to the Joi... Read More

McKinney: Farmers Need NAFTA Backup Plan

Farmers need a backup plan if the U.S. exits the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a top Department of Agriculture official. Ted McKinney, USDA undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, told that he... Read More

(AUDIO) Scottsbluff splits home games against Douglas

After a 2-1 trip to Gillette, Wyoming this past weekend the Scottsbluff boys improved to 5-2 on the season, winning their home opener over Douglas, Wyoming by the final of 75-51. After a little bit of a slow start the Bearcats were leading by just... Read More

Iowa State Agronomist receives new innovator award

AMES, Iowa–Improved crop yield predictions are expected from Iowa State University research generated by a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award grant announced today. Sotirios Archontoulis, an assistant professor ... Read More