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(Video) BigIron Reality's Fridays in the Field - Brenden and Lukas Fricke (06/14/19)

On this week's edition of BigIron Reality's Fridays in the Field, we meet Brenden and Lukas Fricke of Ulysses, Nebraska. The brothers operate a diversified farm in Bulter County.  They grow corn, soybeans and milo while raising pigs. In addition... Read More

Man pleads not guilty in cattle deaths, neglect

GENEVA, Neb. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to theft and other charges in connection with the discovery of hundreds of dead, ailing or neglected cattle at his farm in southern Nebraska's Fillmore County. Court records say Aaron ... Read More

Public listening sessions on university president search begin June 20-21

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters, and members of the public are invited to a series of listening sessions beginning June 20 and 21 to gather input on the search for the next president of the University of Nebraska.   The executive... Read More

EU seals deal to boost U.S. beef imports: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed a deal to allow U.S. farmers a larger share of Europe’s beef market, EU sources and diplomats said, in a move that could help to defuse transatlantic trade tensions. The deal will result in the ... Read More

USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to relocate the headquarters of two research agencies to the Kansas City area, intensifying concerns that research will suffer. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the move Thursday and said it wil... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage ... Read More

Trudeau to meet Trump in Washington next week for talks on trade, China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump are to discuss continental trade and their shared challenges with China in a meeting in Washington next week. The Prime Minister's Office says the leaders will use next Thursday's meeti... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Recognizes 2019 Retail Value Steer Challenge Winners

The annual Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC) winners were honored at the NC Foundation lunch on June 5 during the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting in Columbus. The RVSC is the primary fundraiser for NC ... Read More

Not to be outdone, Tyson enters plant-based meat market

The fast-growing market for meat alternatives has a surprising new player: Tyson Foods. Tyson, one of the world's largest meat producers, will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery stores this summer. A blended burger made from be... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces Kansas City Region as Location for ERS and NIFA

(Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to... Read More

Sens. Moran, Blunt, Roberts, Hawley Applaud Kansas City Selection for New ERS & NIFA Location

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today applauded U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s selection of the Kansas City area as the new location for the U.S. Departm... Read More

Kansas Corn Announces 2019 State Corn Yield Contest

Kansas Corn is now accepting entries into the 2019 Kansas Corn Yield Contest. In its second year, the yield contest is open to Kansas Corn Growers Association members, and entry into the 2019 contest is free. “We have built this contest to promo... Read More

(Audio) UNL Students Claim International Tractor Design Title

University of Nebraska- Lincoln students competed in the 2019 International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition May 30-June 2 in Peoria, IL, and ultimately claimed the international title. A-Team Captain Zak Kurkowski said the competi... Read More

Rancher Refutes Impossible Burger Criticisms of Regenerative Grazing, Invites CEO to Leave His Lab and Visit a Real Farm

Will Harris, a fourth-generation farmer-rancher in Bluffton, Georgia, called out Impossible Burger for claims the company made today that regenerative grazing is "not sustainable at scale," and that grassfed beef "generates more GHGs than feedlot bee... Read More