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ASA Supports National Biodiesel Board Anti-Dumping Petition

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has signaled its support for an anti-dumping and countervailing duty petition filed yesterday by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). The petition alleges that Ar... Read More

Op-Ed: Agriculture Education More Important Than Ever, and NU is a Vital Partner

The author, originally from Plymouth, is a University of Nebraska alum and agriculture educator and FFA (formally Future Farmers of America) advisor in Auburn Public Schools. National Agriculture Week is a special time for me – an opportunity to... Read More

Monsanto Company Gives $200,000 to Assist Farmers Impacted by Wildfires

Monsanto announced today that it will donate a total of $200,000 to support disaster relief efforts in four states where farmers and ranchers have been affected by devastating wildfires. The fires, which began March 6, swept quickly throughout Col... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above March 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during Febr... Read More

NPPC and Cattlemen Asks USDA To Abandon GIPSA Rules

Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt pork producers fro... Read More

Cattle-Buying Scam Costs Nebraska Company More Than $5 Million

Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve 10 years in federal prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million. Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth was sentenced Friday in Fort Worth. The 52-year-old Lyon in Novembe... Read More

(AUDIO) Governor Finishes National Ag Week Tours Learning About Specialty Crops - Hops

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spent National Agriculture Week traveling the state and visiting the different industries that make up Nebraska agriculture. The tours finished on Thursday. “We've been all across the state (this week) visiting a ... Read More

EQIP funds, CRP grazing available to ranchers hit by wildfire

USDA announced this week it will make $6 million available to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas ranchers affected by wildfires through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funds will assist livestock producers attempting to restore grazi... Read More

Monsanto Gives $50,000 to Support Fire Relief Efforts in KS

Monsanto has donated $50,000 to Kansas Farm Bureau's (KFB) Foundation in support of young and beginning ranchers affected by recent wildfires. The funds will support a Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) fire relief effort between Kansas, Texa... Read More

New Trends in Combine Heads

Farms and combines are getting bigger. Yields are increasing and so is residue. Harvest windows are narrowing, and farmers are trying to harvest more acres in a day. From folding heads to better choppers, header technology is keeping pace with the... Read More

Cargill Faces Criticism Over Non-GMO Verification

Cargill faced many questions over social media this week on their association with the Non-GMO Project organization.    Their mission on their website claims, "The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building so... Read More