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Senators Press for Trade Action

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told senators Tuesday it will take more time working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the Trump administration can submit the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement to Congress for ratification. ... Read More

NDA Encourages Horse Owners to Consider West Nile Virus Vaccine

LINCOLN – Historic flooding and above-normal precipitation can have a major impact on the mosquito population. With that in mind, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging horse owners to visit with their veterinarian about vaccin... Read More

Stocker, yearling operator meeting and ranch tour July 12

A July 12 meeting and ranch tour near Burwell will focus on key components of business success for stocker/yearling operators. Market conditions, risk management and marketing strategy will be highlighted during the event hosted by Nebraska Extension... Read More

Genes could help create more resilient chickens

An international team of scientists, led by Penn State researchers, have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can resist one of the biggest disease threats facing poultry tod... Read More

Register for Range Beef Cow Symposium

MITCHELL, Neb. — The Range Beef Cow Symposium will be held November 18-20 in Mitchell, NE at the Scotts Bluff County fairgrounds. The format is slightly different this year. In the afternoon of November 18, we will be offering Beef Quality Assuranc... Read More

July 15 is the deadline to enter NDA's Annual Poultry Photo Contest

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging 4-H and FFA members to share their passion for poultry by entering NDA’s annual Poultry Photo Contest. NDA sponsors this annual event to give 4-H and FFA members the opportunit... Read More

President Donald J. Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Tribe’s efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from March 13 to April 1, 2019. Federal... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

 Corn planting was 92% complete and the portion of the crop that had emerged was rated 59% in good-to-excellent condition as of Sunday, June 16, according to this week's USDA NASS Crop Progress report. Soybean planting was 77% complete. Check this ... Read More

Pruitt Advised Not to Issue Exemptions

OMAHA (DTN) -- In 2017, an EPA staff member warned then EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt not to change course on granting small-refinery waivers, but Pruitt ignored that advice, according to new documents released through the Freedom of Information Act... Read More

Five FFA Members Named to the 55th Class of U.S. Presidential Scholars

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, June 17, 2019/National FFA Organization) – Five FFA members were recently named U.S. Presidential Scholars—one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students—for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and... Read More

ASA Seeks Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

ST. LOUIS, MO (June 17, 2019)-The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state associa... Read More

Trade, Other Concerns Ease Somewhat With Corn Price Rally

The last few weeks of price moves have changed the market outlook and put more spring in the step of Iowa farmers who have gotten their crops in. Until recently, trade was the topic du jour for farmers worried about low prices and the market for the... Read More

Bees Required to Create an Excellent Blueberry Crop

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators—particularly native southeastern blueberry bees—although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scienti... Read More

Connecticut OKs Dozens of Hemp Grower Licenses for Pilot

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the new growing season underway, Connecticut's Department of Agriculture has been busy processing applications from dozens interested in growing industrial hemp as part of the state's new research pilot program. As of... Read More