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Corn with a cover of grass

The phrase “a double-edged sword” describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) f... Read More News: April 26, 2017

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Ag Groups Fear Potential Withdrawal of NAFTA

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – Following reports Wednesday that an executive order is being prepared that would withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) many U.S. Ag groups released reacted with concern over th... Read More

NCTA‘s Rittenhouse and Smith are associate professors

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture faculty members Mary Rittenhouse and Douglas Smith of Curtis are among University of Nebraska personnel honored this week in Lincoln. The pair of professors are among honorees recognized on April 25 with a p... Read More

Man Arrested for NE Colorado Wildfire

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of starting a wildfire that scorched more than 30,000 acres, destroyed three homes and killed hundreds of head of cattle in northeastern Colorado. The Denver Post reports 39-year-old Patrick Svoboda was ar... Read More

April 26, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 2.88 (Steady) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 2.88 (Steady) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 2.88 (Steady) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.26 (Steady) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.26 (Steady) Frenchman ... Read More

Cool Weather in the Midwest Endangers Corn, Soybean Seedlings

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- April is drawing to a close and farmers are itching to get planters rolling. However, a cool, wet trend moving across the Midwest this week puts corn and soybean seeds at a high risk of imbibitional chilling, agronomists warn... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers to need another $50M to balance budget

Nebraska lawmakers who worked to erase a nearly $900 million projected revenue shortfall will have to come up with another $50 million to balance the state budget. Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board set new revenue estimates on Wednesday... Read More

Vertex to ramp up staff after increased workload from Illinois clients

Vertex has gone live this past week with extra work from two Chicago based clients that could result in a tripling of the number of people employed in their call center. Spokesperson Deb Patterson says the extra business from People's Gas and Nort... Read More

Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires and Drought

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires. A swath of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas has been in a dro... Read More

White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in the Antiquities Act

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed today that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents. Dave E... Read More