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NPPC: company ownership shouldn’t matter

Pork producers have been hit hard by the trade war with China, to the tune of about $2.5 billion. A part of the administration’s trade aid announced last year, the USDA announced a food purchase and... Read More

Trade aid details still unsure

Thursday’s disaster aid package rollout was good news for agriculture, but many of the details are still uncertain. The total aid amount could come in at $16 billion and will cover a wider range of crops than last year’s aid to farmers. Howeve... Read More

Cattle On Feed Report *Audio with Darrell Holaday*

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on May 1, 2019. The inventory was 2% above May 1, 2018. This is the highest May 1 inventory since the s... Read More

Un-Stack Your Memorial Day Burger! -- Friday Five (May 24, 2019)

Bryce and Alex travel across Nebraska to find producers and businesses providing the BEST Memorial Day burger ingredients! STORIES: - Knead Buns for Memorial Day? (Rotella's Italian Bakery) - Beef Up Your Burger (Stoysich House of Sausage) - Lett... Read More

Technology goes to the field

CURTIS, Neb. – Agronomy students at NCTA now have “the latest and greatest” of modern field technology. With the delivery last month of a new no-till planter, applied learning at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis took ... Read More

Peterson, Johnson Introduce Bill to Stop the EPA from Undermining the RFS

WASHINGTON- Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and the co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019 which establishes an annual June 1st deadline for re... Read More

USMEF Spring Conference in KC

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) members gathered in Kansas City for the USMEF Spring Conference and Board of Directors Meeting, with recent trade developments lending an optimistic tone to the event. In his address to the USMEF membership, Pres... Read More

Big Iron Realty's Friday's In The Field *AUDIO/VIDEO*

This year we travel to Minden Nebraska to follow a seed corn field on the Olson family Farm. The Olson family has farmed the same land for over a century and Stephen is using the latest in cover crops and soil testing to properly manage his soil heal... Read More

Disaster Aid Package Gets Blocked on House floor

Rep. Chip Roy became the man who delayed $19.1 billion in disaster aid to communities throughout the country on Friday. House leaders had planned to pass a multibillion-dollar disaster assistance measure by unanimous consent, but the Texas Republi... Read More

Asian ASF Outbreak Continues to Get Worse

China’s gateway city of Hong Kong is now officially positive for the African Swine Fever Virus. A news release from the National Pork Board says that means the country is nearly 100 percent covered by ASF. The toll ASF is taking on China’s hog he... Read More

CPI dry fertilizer plant goes up in flames

The Cooperative Producers Inc. dry fertilizer plant near U.S. Highway 6 and Showboat Boulevard went up in flames late Thursday night. An emergency call about the blaze was received around 11:30 p.m. The building was reported to be engulfed in flam... Read More