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Lower-Profit Operations Have Some Things in Common

Markets are impossible to control, but cost management is the difference between profit and loss for many cattle operations. A recent study out of Kansas State University sifted through reams of ... Read More

U.S. farmers and ranchers: time is running out to complete the  2017 Census of Agriculture

WASHINGTON – April 24, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the window is closing on the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Census of Agr... Read More

Nebraska Chicken and Eggs

LINCOLN, Neb. April 23, 2018 - All layers in Nebraska during March 2018 totaled 7.69 million, down from 8.42 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during March totaled ... Read More

On One-Year Anniversary, Chairman Roberts Hears Secretary Perdue’s ‘State of Rural America’ Update

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today held a hearing titled, “The State of Rural America.” “Producers in Kansas and all across the coun... Read More

NCTA Reserve Champs at nationals

NORFOLK, Neb. – The Aggies at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis have repeated a Reserve Champion title in national agriculture contests hosted in Nebraska.   Twenty five students competed in 12 categories at the North Ameri... Read More

Mnuchin Expresses Optimism Trade Standoffs Can Be Resolved

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ... Read More

Mexico/European Union Reach Trade Deal

The European Commission announced over the weekend that the European Union and Mexico had reached a free trade deal. A CNN Money report says the deal virtually eliminates tariffs on “practically all goods” traded between EU members and Mexico. ... Read More

Wildfire Livestock Losses Will Qualify for Financial Help

Livestock producers who lost animals in the central plains’ wildfires may qualify for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). An Oklahoma State University Extension report says the LIP program provides assistance to p... Read More

Comprehensive New NAFTA Coming Soon

Negotiators from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada are still pushing hard to get a “comprehensive” new North American Free Trade Agreement in place. Politico says negotiators from the three NAFTA countries have been meeting regularly in recent weeks, ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Issues Veto to Protect Ranchers

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 449, which proposed repealing the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act.  LB 449 was introduced by State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha and opposed by agriculture groups, sportsmen, and local o... Read More

Pallone & Peterson Urge President Trump to Stop Pruitt’s Abuse of RFS Waivers

WASHINGTON - Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) sent a letter to President Trump today expressing concern that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... Read More