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Update on Nebraska Conservation Compliance Reviews

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working with Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers to protect natural resources for over 80 years. During that... Read More

First KS Hollow Stem Update

Cattle should be removed from wheat pastures when the crop reaches first hollow stem (FHS). Grazing past this stage can severely affect wheat yields (for a full explanation, please refer to eUpdate article “Optimal time to remove cattle from wheat ... Read More

USDA Designates Counties in KS and CO as Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

In response to a request from Jack Salava, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Kansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 13 counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and dam... Read More

CattleFax elects Officers for 2017

Todd Allen, a cattle feeder from Newton, Kan., has been elected 2017 President of CattleFax, one of several new officers elected at the 49th annual business meeting of the organization on Feb. 2, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. Allen has been involved in... Read More

Risk Of Alfalfa Winter Injury

Alfalfa usually is a dependable crop.  It seems to come back year after year.  After the nice winters.  After the cold winters.  And even after the ugly winters.  But what about this winter.  Dr. Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension Forage Specialist ... Read More

Analysts say Bacon Shortage Not Likely

Despite record low U.S. pork belly inventories, analysts say a bacon shortage is not likely. In early February, the Ohio Pork Council fueled alarms by publicizing that pork belly stocks were at their lowest levels in half a century. While the grou... Read More

State COOL Legislation Fails in South Dakota

The South Dakota legislature has stopped a move to require country-of-origin labeling on beef sold within the state. Only 13 senators voted in favor of rewriting the state’s COOL law, according to online publication Meatingplace. While those in ... Read More

Grain Storage Tips

Warmer weather has made farmers anxious to start field work. Recently, I saw several farmers spreading fertilizer, shredding stalks, baling stalks, and hauling corn. We had a farmer come into our office last week asking about grain storage. He found ... Read More

(VIDEO) NCC Names Supreme Row Bull And Heifer

Supreme Row judging was held at the Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic on Saturday night.  All the winners from all the breeds throughout the week come back to name a grand champion bull and female. Winning the Supreme Row bull this year was the Balanc... Read More

Cattle Groups Duel Over Latest COOL Video

NCBA Friday called an editorial on Country of Origin Labeling #FakeNews that recently aired on Tomi Lahren's show. Lahren's show on The Blaze gets quite a bit of internet airplay and she again took on the issue of Country Of Origin Labeling on bee... Read More

NPPA Announces Participants in 2017 Pork Mentorship Program

Members of the 2017 Pork Mentorship Program (l-r) Vanessa Knutson, Thomas Waldo,  Marissa Kegley, Fina Choat, Cheyenne Gerlach, Catherine Jones and NPPA President Russ Vering. The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is proud to welcome participan... Read More