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Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors Elect Officer Positions for 2019-20

The Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors met Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District office to discuss and vote on January’s committee actions and reports.  Du... Read More

Northam awards grants to preserve farmland

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is giving grants to six local governments that will be used to preserve farmland. Northam recently announced that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was awarding more than $633,000 to A... Read More

Hemp poised for another growth spurt in Kentucky *VIDEO*

Freed from the list of federally banned substances, hemp is about to have another growth spurt in Kentucky.  The state's agriculture commissioner said Tuesday that his department has approved 1,035 applications to produce up to 42,086 acres (17,000... Read More

Bunge Names Gregory A. Heckman Acting Chief Executive Officer

Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), a leader in agriculture, food and ingredients, today announced that Board member Gregory A. Heckman, a seasoned agribusiness executive, has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He replaces So... Read More

Soil Health Institute Selects Seven Scientists, Begins Sampling Phase of North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements

The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the nonprofit organization charged with safeguarding and enhancing soil health, has selected six project scientists and a statistician/database manager to oversee evaluation of soil health indicators at more than 12... Read More

District 11 FFA contest results from NCTA

CURTIS, Neb. – Sixteen FFA chapters from southwest Nebraska brought 275 students to competitions last month in Curtis. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture hosts district contests several times each year for high school FFA students. ... Read More

Today's Land Market Is Holding Its Breath

OMAHA, Neb.,/PRNewswire/ -- Questions abound in the current land market. Will the negative farm financial situation finally overcome other factors to drive land prices the final leg lower? Will outside influences put more stress on land values or act... Read More

Senator’s Property Tax Relief Plan  Has Strong Support from Ag & Education Coalition

A broad-based coalition of Nebraska ag and education groups is supporting legislation that would provide more than $700 million in property tax relief while protecting essential public services such as education, services for the elderly, health care... Read More

Economy slips among trade disputes and partial government shutdown

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for January was still above growth neutral but did fall overall to 51.5 from December's 54.2, in ten state region. In Nebraska, the RMI for January sank to 50.9 from December’s 53.7. “What we... Read More

Brazil agriculture minister wants to open indigenous land to commercial farming

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil should open indigenous land to commercial farming, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, while also seeking to soften many of President Jair Bolsonaro’s controversial stances on native people and the ... Read More


The Nebraska Supreme Court recently confirmed the authority of a natural resources district to impose groundwater management requirements and levy penalties on a landowner.  The Supreme Court said the Lower Loup Natural Resources District had author... Read More