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Growth Energy Intervenes in E15 Court Challenge

Growth Energy Wednesday filed a motion in a U.S. federal appeals court to intervene in a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule allowing year-round E15 sales. The final rule is being challenged by the American Fuel and Petrochem... Read More

In the Age of Digital Technology, Leadership Programs Remain Essential

Leadership is an absolutely humanistic element sought in all areas of our lives: school, church, work, family, community and government. A few years ago, an interview with author Simon Sinek went viral on YouTube because it was so relatable. He expla... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau to Hold Agriculture Issue Regional Listening Sessions

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau will hold a series of regional listening sessions across the state in June. Two more sessions will happen in August. The sessions are open to the public and will provide farmers and ranchers with the opportu... Read More

Sensory research digs deep to understand why people like potatoes

Potato lovers are sure to find this research about spuds appealing. Chetan Sharma is completing his doctorate in human nutrition at Kansas State University's Olathe campus under the guidance of Martin Talavera, assistant professor of sensory anal... Read More

Massive Ag Coalition Urges USMCA Ratification

More than 950 agribusinesses and farm groups are urging Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement quickly. Canada, Mexico and the U.S. have all taken the first steps towards ratifying the agreement that will replace the North American Free ... Read More

Producer Comments Needed for USDA Study on Payment Protection

When a livestock dealer’s check bounces, should the farmer or rancher who raised the cattle be able to get them back?    USDA wants to hear from the livestock industry regarding potential changes to priority in livestock dealer default situatio... 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

Trump threatens tariffs if China's Xi doesn't meet with him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if Chinese President Xi Jinping  doesn't meet with him at the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this month, additional tariffs will go into effect. But Trump says he expects Xi to attend.... Read More

American Angus Association names Mark McCully CEO

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The American Angus Association announced Mark McCully as chief executive officer. McCully will start his role June 10. As CEO, he will lead the Association and serve as the vice chairman for each of the Association’s entities: A... Read More

North Korea says it's fighting swine fever with quarantine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said today (Wednesday)  it is actively fighting the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever weeks after it reported an outbreak near its border with China. The North's official Rodong Sinmun new... Read More

U.S. Pork Producers Seek Main Course, Not Crumbs

Expanding U.S. export markets is vital to the success of American pork producers, but trade disputes with some of our top markets, most notably China, are hampering growth and have caused severe financial harm to U.S. hog farmers, National Pork Produ... Read More

2019 Nebraska Beef Ambassador Contest Winners

LINCOLN, NE (June 11, 2019) - The Nebraska Cattlemen's NCW Consumer Promotion and Education committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Nebraska Beef Ambassador Contest held June 4, in Columbus. The Nebraska Beef Ambassador Program provi... Read More

Crop Scientists Looking for Ways to Beat the Heat

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Can a small circuit board, barely the size of a credit card, help the world’s wheat to beat the heat? Kansas State University researchers think so, and they say that they’ve built the world’s first facility to help them p... Read More

USDA Helps Farmers, Businesses and Ag Producers Cut Energy Costs

 Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding 58 grants for projects in 17 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PDF, 146 KB) to reduce energy ... Read More