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Winter Wheat Harvest Now In Full Swing Across Kansas

According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, for the week ending June 25, 2017, winter wheat harvest was in full swing across the state. Winter wheat condition rated 8 percent very poor, 15 poor, 31 fair, 40 good, and 6 excellent. Wi... Read More

Secretary Perdue to Travel to China to Mark Return of U.S. Beef

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to China this week, joining with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, to formally mark the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus.  In events ... Read More

President Donald J. Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Nebraska and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line wi... Read More

New Leaders Program Launches Fourth Year with Great Success

The 2017 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, now entering its fourth year of helping farming couples and individuals become better communicators, leaders and advocates for agriculture, held its first session last week in Johnston, Iowa. ... Read More

Precision Agriculture Adoption and Profitability

Agricultural producers have increasingly adopted precision agriculture (PA) technologies over the past two decades. Agriculture Risk Management Survey (ARMS) data collected and analyzed by USDA (Schimmelpfennig) showed substantial adoption of various... Read More

Nebraska Beef to be Featured on Secretary Perdue's Trip to China

(Washington, D.C., June 26, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to China this week, joining with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, to formally mark the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hi... Read More

Young Nebraska Producers Participate in NCBA's 2017 Young Cattlemen's Conference

LINCOLN, NE (June 26, 2017) - In early June, just over sixty upcoming cattlemen and women leaders from across the Nation gathered together for the week long National Cattlemen's Beef Association 2017 Young Cattlemen's Conference. Among those particip... Read More

Soybean, Spring Wheat Conditions Drop

Soybean and spring wheat conditions dropped last week, while corn conditions held steady from the previous week, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. This week's crop progress report showed 4% of U.S. corn was silking, ... Read More

Maine Takes Lead in Food Sovereignty Movement

Maine Governor Paul LePage recently signed a bill into law that affirms the rights of cities and towns to regulate local food production in their areas. A Press Herald Dot Com report says that makes Maine the second state in the U.S. to allow consume... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Awards Projects Grants to 4H and FFA Students

LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants were awarded to four deserving student Farm Bureau members in Hitchcock, Chase, Antelope, and Saline Counties. Each student was awarded one thousand dollars to be used to either begin or e... Read More

Moran, Manchin Call on FCC to Expand Broadband Access in Rural America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) recently sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward with the Remote Areas Fund (RAF). The senators urged the FCC to structure the RAF in ... Read More

China Corn Acreage Down

BEIJING (DTN) -- There are very diverse survey reports in China recently, showing the disagreement of different organizations in corn crop acreage, but most of the reports showed that Chinese farmers may have cut more corn acreage. With summer... Read More

Minnesota Still Engaging With Cuba Despite Setback

Minnesota’s government and businesses are actively engaging in Cuba in areas like agricultural trade. This is despite a rollback in trade relations by U.S. President Donald Trump. Reuters reports that Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is ... Read More

Sanderson Farms Sued Over Drugs in Poultry

Three of the bigger activist groups filed suit against Sanderson Farms, a major poultry-producing company. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth, and Center for Food Safety all allege that the com... Read More