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African Swine Fever in China Continues Nationwide March

As of early December, China is reporting more than 80 cases of African swine fever (ASF) in 17 provinces and four municipalities, including Beijing, the capitol. Despite the best efforts by Chinese of... Read More

ASA Board Elects 2019 Governing Committee

St. Louis, MO. Dec. 7, 2018. A new group of leaders is set to tackle soybean policy issues in the coming year. The American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors elected its governing committee this week during the annual winter board meeting ... Read More

Heng-Moss named Agricultural Science and Natural Resources dean

Tiffany Heng-Moss, who has served as interim dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources since July 2017, has been named permanent dean of the college. Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor ... Read More

Culver’s Support for Ag Education Tops $2 Million

The average age of American farmers is rising, coming in most recently at 58. The Culver’s restaurant chain wants to make sure that young people have access to quality agricultural education in order to properly maintain the nation’s future food ... Read More

Crunchy: Farm hopes to expand into edible insect market

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — From the outside, Armstrong's Cricket Farm in West Monroe doesn't look like what most people think of as a farm. It's a series of 13 buildings tucked right by an elevated portion of Interstate 20 on Wood Street. It's not a p... Read More

Dairy Farmers Want Access to Japan

America’s dairy farmers are urging President Trump to work on opening up the Japanese market as soon as possible. Officials are getting ready to begin trade talks between the two countries next month. The National Milk Producers Federation was o... Read More

Former Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter's unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday. He was 90. Bergland di... Read More

USB; ASA Set Producer Leadership for the Coming Year

Soy Checkoff Sets Strong Course for Future with New Leadership and Continued Focus United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders elected Keith Tapp, fifth generation soybean farmer from Sebree, Kentucky as chair at the annual meeting December 5, 2018.... Read More

Resistance Management Webinar Series Starts in January

Managing resistant pests is an increasing issue throughout crop production in Nebraska and the entire U.S. Staying updated on current strategies to manage resistant pests is critical. A new Nebraska Extension resource, the “Resistance Management We... Read More

FFA students growing skills and plants in greenhouse

The Bridgeport FFA and students at the Bridgeport High school are growing skills and growing plants in the new greenhouse at the Bridgeport High School. The greenhouse has been something the group and the community have been looking at doing for a... Read More

National Pork Industry Foundation to Award $2,500 Scholarships

The National Pork Producers Council is pleased to announce the 2019 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship, which is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and is managed and administered by the National Pork Producer... Read More