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Extension releases results of 2018 farmer-conducted research

Farmers participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN) conducted over 70 on-farm research studies in 2018, covering a wide range of topics. The projects evaluated practices such as cover crops, row spacing, planting population, starte... Read More

Crop scout training for pest managers is May 8

Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to attend a crop scout training course May 8 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead... Read More

NPPD crews responding to South Dakota mutual aid request

As the winter storm that blew across Nebraska Wednesday night and Thursday, it settled into South Dakota creating power outages in that state. NPPD line technicians will be supporting a mutual aid request from Xcel Energy in the Sioux Falls, S.D. a... Read More

USDA Announces Emergency Grazing on CRP Acres in Iowa

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Amanda De Jong today announced that effective immediately, emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is approved in Iowa through May 14, 2019. The authorization was grant... Read More

USDA NASS Nebraska Census News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. April 11, 2019 – Data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) 2017 Census of Agriculture show the number of farms in Nebraska during 2017 was 46,332, down 7 percent f... Read More

Senators Decry Lack of Action on Disaster Aid for Suffering States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today joined Senate colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in expressing disappointment in Congress’ failure to deliver critical disaster ai... Read More

Federal Disaster Aid for NE is Uncertain -- Friday Five

Farm broadcasters Bryce and Alex recap agriculture news for the second week in April in the latest edition of Friday Five. 5 - April is recognized as National Soy Foods Month. Soybeans are 80 percent meal and 20 percent oil. The meal is used f... Read More

House Ag Chair Backs One-Time Payment for Flooded Grain

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says farmers ought to be eligible for federal compensation for grain lost in flooded bins this spring. At nearly the same time, House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson called for a one-time payment to flooded grain operator... Read More

Perdue Unhappy with Vietnam Decision on Glyphosate

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development made the decision to ban the importation of glyphosate. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he’s extremely disappointed in the decision. “It’s a move that will have a devastating i... Read More

China says trade talks with US 'moving forward'

China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress," Forei... Read More

Reinke Offers Safety Tips For Checking Irrigation Equipment After Flooding

With flood waters beginning to recede on more than a million acres of farmland in the Midwest, growers will be wanting to restore their operations. Reinke Manufacturing is reminding you of some critical safety guidelines. Wait for the waters t... Read More

KFB awards mini-grants to FCCLA chapters

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) has awarded two mini-grants to Kansas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapters across the state. “We are proud to sponsor these projects,” Rich Felts, president of Kansas Farm Bureau, says. “T... Read More

Failure Means You’re Trying

Although the saying “Failure means you’re trying” is supposed to bring comfort, hearing it doesn’t always make it easier to accept our failures. Failure happens, both on and off the farm. And it’s hard to shake. Thinking back to a col... Read More

Perdue Statement on Vietnam's Ban on the Importation of Glyphosate

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) that Vietnam will ban the importation of glyphosate: “We are disappoint... Read More