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73 Biodiesel Companies, Stakeholders Ask Congress to Immediately Extend the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), its member companies, and stakeholder organizations delivered a letter to House leaders, urging them to make a multiyear extension of t... Read More

Two $2,000 Burke Scholarships are available from the Upper Big Blue NRD

YORK, NE --The Upper Big Blue NRD is offering two 2019 Burke Scholarship Awards of $2,000 each to two qualified students who reside in the District to be used for their college/university education with a study emphasis in natural resources. The f... Read More

AFBF Launches Women in Ag Survey

The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a variety of areas. All women who are farmers... Read More

Key Idaho water legislation heads to governor

Legislation that supporters say is critical to preserving a historic water agreement between two sets of water users and is intended to prevent declines in a giant Idaho aquifer relied on by farmers and cities is heading to the governor. The House... Read More

Cattle loss estimated at 4,000 in Scottsbluff area

Official numbers for cattle loss in the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming from the blizzard on March 13-14, have yet to be announced. In the Scottsbluff area, though, veterinarian Dr. Travis Van Anne estimates the loss is around 4,000 cattle perished ... Read More

USDA Announces Availability of Additional Emergency Programs in Nebraska

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Nancy Johner  announced that emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is authorized for all Nebraska counties, due to the impacts of recent adverse weather. Johner also ann... Read More

Nebraska John Deere Dealers Team Up

(LINCOLN, NE) – The John Deere agricultural dealers in the State have teamed-up to contribute $60,000 for disaster relief.  The donations are being distributed to a variety of programs aiding farmers, ranchers and rural communities.  In addition ... Read More

Setting the Stage

As in life, sometimes things don’t go as planned on the farm. A prime example is when my husband and 6-year-old son recently brought home an orphaned heifer from a family friend’s herd. The calf was just a few hours old when she moved into our ba... Read More

Weekly Crop Progress Report

Nebraska - For the month of March 2019, topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 47 adequate, and 51 surplus, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very sh... Read More

Hank Bounds to step down as University of Nebraska president

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds informed the university community today that after nearly four years leading NU through a period of transformational collaboration and momentum, he is stepping away from administration to transition to oth... Read More

APHIS Announces Updates To Scrapie Regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is updating its scrapie regulations and program standards. These updates include several major changes, which are needed to continue the fight to eradicate scrapie from A... Read More