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ASA’s Moore Testifies on Title I Programs Before House Ag Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C.– (March 28, 2017) In testimony before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Tuesday, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois soybean farmer Ron Moore spoke on the need... Read More

Local Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho Celebrates 100 Years, Honors UNL Chancellor and UN President

Lincoln, NE. The Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity celebrated its 100 th year as the fraternity for agriculture at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Alumni from throughout Nebraska and the Midwest came to Lincoln this past weekend to... Read More

17 area students awarded $1,000 scholarships from WESTCO

WESTCO is pleased to announce 17 area scholarship recipients for their 2016-17 scholarship program.  Recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to further their education. Carli Cullan is the daughter of Chris and Joei Cullan and will gr... Read More

Farmers Still Face Problems Reining in Premium Costs

OMAHA (DTN) -- The failure of the House health insurance bill last week leaves farmers and other small business people without any relief from increasingly higher premiums. The defeat of the bill last Friday left House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., dec... Read More

Op-Ed: Ensuring a Strong Future for Agriculture

Last week was National Ag Week, and Nebraska has a lot to celebrate. Thanks to the hard work and innovative practices of our farmers and ranchers, the Third District is the top-producing agriculture district in the country. We are grateful for their ... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Board of Directors Call for a Ban on Brazilian Food Imports

At their spring meeting, the Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) Board of Directors issued a renewed call for the reinstatement of Country of Origin labeling following the breaking news over extensive corruption involving the Brazilian meat-packing giant, ... Read More

Avian Influenza Spreads to Georgia

Georgia, the nation’s top poultry-producing state, confirmed Monday the likely presence of low pathogenic avian influenza. The state's agriculture department confirmed the presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza in a northwestern Georgia county ... Read More

National Coalition Launches Pilot Research Project to Improve Sustainability in US Beef Industry

ARDMORE, Okla. — Environmental, social and economic sustainability is a long-held objective of the United States beef industry and the focus of a new, national research project. McDonald’s USA, Tyson Foods, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation,... Read More

U.S. Beef Industry to President Trump: Please Help Get U.S. Beef Back into China

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today sent a coalition letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to raise the restoration of U.S. beef access to China when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April. Leaders from the U.S. Mea... Read More

President Signs Resolution to Repeal BLM Planning 2.0

President Trump today signed a congressional resolution directing the Bureau of Land Management to repeal their Planning 2.0 Rule. Wyoming rancher and NCBA and PLC member Joel Bousman was in attendance at the White House for the signing. Ethan Lane... Read More

The Nebraska Ranch Practicum is Currently Accepting Applications- May 1 Deadline

The Nebraska Ranch Practicum is a three-season, hands-on educational program designed to give participants the skills and education needed in today's complex ranching industry. Camaraderie and exchange of ideas among participants, instructors and ... Read More

Green, Paulsen Named National 4-H Luminaries

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green and Chief Communication and Marketing Officer Teresa Paulsen were named 4-H Luminaries by the National 4-H Council March 21 in Washington, D.C. Luminaries are an exclusive group of accomplishe... Read More

China, others lift ban on meat imports in boost for Brazil

China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors, in a victory for President Michel Temer's efforts to stem damage from the... Read More

Considerations for Pasture Leases

I do get questions from time to time about pasture leases.  It is appropriate to devote one column to common lease arrangements for pastures.  The more I do education in the area of leases, the more I realize that each ‘neighborhood’ has a diff... Read More