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Zoetis Develops First Holstein Reference Genome

PARSIPPANY, — Zoetis has developed the first complete Holstein de novo reference genome, giving geneticists the ability to map regions of the genome influencing a range of health and disease outcomes. This significant development will promote adv... Read More

2017 Outstanding Pork Service Award Winners Announced

LINCOLN– Russ Vering, President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association recognized the 2017 Outstanding Pork Service Award winners at a ceremony held in conjunction with NPPA’s Annual Meeting. The Outstanding Pork Service Awards are given ann... Read More

History Channel Following Farmers for a Documentary Series

The agriculture industry typically looks at documentaries about American agriculture with more than a little trepidation. However, the History Channel says it’s putting together a documentary about American agriculture with no agenda in mind. Th... Read More

FTC Nominee Pledges to Look Closely at Ag Mergers

The Federal Trade Commission would take a look at past merger deals to see if regulators were too easy on the companies involved. That’s the promise of Joseph Simons, the White House nominee for FTC Chairman. Simons said during a Senate confirma... Read More

Trump to Sit Down with Mexican President

The North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations will be just one of the topics President Trump will discuss with the President of Mexico when they meet in the next few weeks. Bloomberg says they plan to discuss the relationship between the tw... Read More

National FFA Week: February 17-24, 2018

Nebraska Corn is a proud supporter of the FFA organization and is excited to celebrate National FFA Week, which takes place February 17-24, 2018. Over 650,000 students in grades seven through 12 participate in the FFA organization throughout the Unit... Read More

ISU leads project to combat herbicide resistance

AMES, Iowa — Harrison County is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University. A team of local farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers, b... Read More

NCTA to host Feb. 26th science fair

CURTIS, Neb. – Science and engineering students of middle and high school ages from central and western Nebraska will converge February 26 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. The 2018 Central Nebraska Science and Engineer... Read More

For vegetable gardening success, K-State recommended varieties consistently shine

OLATHE, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension has updated its recommendations of vegetable varieties that have consistently proven themselves to be hearty, resistant to drought and disease, while producing good amounts of fruit. These last few wee... Read More

Uhlir Elected as State Pork President

Darin Uhlir from St. Paul, Nebraska was elected as President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA). Joining Uhlir as NPPA’s leaders are Tim Chancellor, 1st Vice President of Broken Bow and Kevin Peterson, 2nd Vice President of Osceola. ... Read More

Pre-Registration for 2018 Commodity Classic Closes February 21

ST. LOUIS—There are only a few days left to pre-register for the 2018 Commodity Classic held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif.   The deadline for pre-registration is Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer... Read More

Cadrien Livingston Awarded Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship

Cadrien Livingston of Orchard, NE, has been awarded the 2018 Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship. Cadrien is a sophomore studying Agricultural and Environmental Science Communications with a minor in Political Science at the... Read More

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it's not looking any easier in the more conservative House. Republican leaders there are scrambling to find enough GOP votes to pass a measure that's even ... Read More

Arkansas judge dismisses Monsanto lawsuit on dicamba ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a state judge dismissed a legal challenge by a maker of the herbicide. Pulaski County Circuit Judge... Read More