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Neb.’s pork industry represented at nat. meeting

Producer delegates from across the country were in Orlando last week for the annual National Pork Industry Forum. This business meeting allows directors and staff of the National Pork Board to hear directly. Pork Act delegates are appointed by the U.... Read More

Butterball LLC Recalls Turkey Products Due to Possible Salmonella Schwarzengrund Contamination

Butterball, LLC, a Mount Olive, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Se... Read More

See For Yourself Bayou Tour - Day 2 Update

The Nebraska Soybean Board has taken a group of producers to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2019 See For Yourself Bayou tour. Soybeans are frequently the top U.S. waterborne agricultural export through the New Orleans Port Region, with over 22 mil... Read More

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Issues Voluntary Recall of Nearly 900,000 Vehicles in the United States

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2019) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has agreed to voluntarily recall 862,520 vehicles in the United States. This recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Age... Read More

NDA Announces Winners of the 2019 Poster Contest

LINCOLN – In celebration of National Ag Week, March 10-16, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is announcing the winners of this year’s poster contest. More than 1,800 students in grades 1-6 from all over the state entered NDA’s annual... Read More

Brazil preparing for end of U.S.-China trade war, mulls response

BRASILIA, March 13 (Reuters) - Brazil is conducting studies on how it could be impacted by the end of the trade dispute between China and the United States, which could help Latin America’s largest economy to formulate a response if it disrupts soy... Read More

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Continue Gradual Declines in 2019

The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska declined by three percent over the prior year to an average of $2,650 per acre according to the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey (Figure 1 and Table 1). This marks the fifth consecutive y... Read More

USDA FAS to host Farm Bill Listening Session

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will host a listening session Friday, March 22, to solicit input from stakeholders with an interest in FAS programs authorized under the Trade Title of the Agriculture Improvem... Read More

Pork Board names 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

The National Pork Board announced that Bailee Arnold from North Carolina, Ben Luebbering from Missouri and Ben Wikner from Iowa have been named the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized at the 2019 National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando... Read More

NCTA hosts regional science and engineering fairs

Ten Nebraska junior and senior high schools participated in two science and engineering fairs recently in Curtis. One team from Adams Central High School in Hastings now advances to an international fair in Arizona. Students entered 137 researc... Read More

Fortenberry Statement on Lincoln Making Next Round of Consideration for Relocation of Two USDA Programs

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to put Lincoln on the short list for relocation of two critical USDA programs, the National Institute for F... Read More

Kansas Corn statement on EPA's E15 proposed rule

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Corn leaders made the following statement on EPA’s release today of the proposed rule to allow year-round sales of E15. “It’s good news for growers to see EPA moving forward on this proposed rule for year-round E15... Read More

NASDA Disappointed with Trump Budget Proposal

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture expressed disappointment this week in the content of President Trump’s budget proposal. NASDA CEO Barbara Glenn says the budget request would “negatively impact agriculture, particul... Read More

Nebraska Soybean Board

The Nebraska Soybean Board is taking a group of producers to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2019 See For Yourself tour. Soybeans are frequently the top U.S. waterborne agricultural export through the New Orleans Port Region, with over 22 million b... Read More