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United Soybean Board Project Sets Stage for Mississippi River Dredging

Funding from the United Soybean Board will support research and education regarding dredging and channel improvements on the Mississippi River near the Port of New Orleans. USB chair Keith Tapp says the research on deepening the channel could “impr... Read More

USDA Extends Crop Reporting Deadline for Flood Impacted States

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday extended the deadline for farmers to report spring-seeded crops. USDA says the new deadline, July 22, applies to producers in states impacted by flooding. USDA undersecretary Bill Northey says the deadline e... Read More

White House to Send USMCA to Congress this Fall

The White House will send the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to Congress after September first, setting up a busy fall schedule for lawmakers. While the goal of the move is to set up a vote before the end of the year, lawmakers will also be working on ... Read More

Disease threat currently low in Kansas corn fields

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Kansas State University row crop specialist says he’s happy – even if surprised – by the low incidence of disease he’s finding in the state’s corn fields so far this summer. But he’s urging growers to continue sco... Read More

Governor Reappoints Delsing and Knobel to Nebraska Wheat Board

Governor Pete Ricketts reappointed Bob Delsing of Hemingford, Neb. and Mark Knobel of Fairbury, Neb. as directors for Districts 1 and 6 respectively on the Nebraska Wheat Board. This will be the second term for both Delsing and Knobel. Delsing is ... Read More

University of Nebraska Again Ranked Among World’s Top 100 in Earning U.S. Patents

For the second consecutive year, the University of Nebraska has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in earning U.S. patents to protect the innovative research and discoveries of its faculty. The ranking is part of a newly relea... Read More

K-State Turfgrass Specialist Urges Mid-Summer Checkup on Lawns

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle says homeowners ought to be thinking about a mid-summer checkup on their lawns, which likely includes applying fertilizer and weed killer. Many Kansas summer landscapes i... Read More

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: UNL farm real estate market survey results for the Panhandle

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey Results released by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln revealed that Nebraska Panhandle agricultural land declined in value for the reporting year ending Feb. 1. The average farmland value in the Panhandle r... Read More

Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future

As Midwest states struggled with record spring flooding this year, the Southwest was wrestling with the opposite problem: not enough water. On May 20, 2019, federal officials and leaders from seven states signed the Colorado River Drought Contingenc... Read More

State OKs killing of wolf pack members preying on cattle

The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in northeastern Washington state. Agency director Kelly Susewind on Wednesday gave authority for the state to kill s... Read More

A Gen Z Message to the Next Crop

I was born in January 1997 and turned 22 this year. I will graduate from college just before I turn 23, entering into a moderately healthy job market. I was four years old when terrorists attacked our country on 9/11 and have almost no recollection o... Read More

Nebraska Grazing Conference is Aug. 12-14 in Kearney

Beginning and experienced graziers, land managers, policy makers, and those concerned with the utilization and conservation of our grazing lands are encouraged to register for the 19th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference Aug. 12-14 at the Ramada by W... Read More

NCTA Vet Tech student is Aksarben scholar

Jenna Garver wants to help humans by helping the pets and animals in their lives. A $2,000 scholarship from the Aksarben Foundation will assist her in reaching that goal as she studies veterinary technology in college. Jenna Garver, a 2017 grad... Read More

Farm Loan Delinquencies Increase, But Remain Historically Low

New research shows farm loan delinquencies remain historically low. Several years of persistently low net farm income, collapsing levels of working capital, and rising debt, has sparked concern regarding the overall health of the farm economy. How... Read More