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Nebraska Cattlemen Announces New Disaster Relief Fund

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 18, 2019) - Nebraska Cattlemen is working to assist cattle producers impacted by natural disasters by launching a new disaster relief fund. "Recent snow and flooding have wreaked havoc on Nebraska's livestock industry, causin... Read More

FEMA, Vice President Coming to Flood Ravaged State

Lincoln, Neb. – “We have not had a disaster that has been this widespread in the state, I don’t think, ever,” Governor Pete Ricketts said yesterday while visiting Wood River. “We’ve had disasters where we’ve had a greater loss of life.... Read More

Asia Bracing For Destruction by Alien Pest: Fall Armyworms

THA MUANG, Thailand (AP) — Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa. Experts say the insect was first found outside the Americas in 2016, ... Read More

Sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah dies at 13

WinStar Farm says that stallion Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has died. Owner Ahmed Zayat confirmed the death of the 13-year-old to the Associated Press on Monday and said he was "like a family member." Win... Read More

Tentative Agreement Reached on China Trade Enforcement Mechanism

China and the U.S. have reached a tentative agreement on enforcement of a potential trade agreement between the two nations. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday the mechanism blocks Beijing from retaliating if the U.S. implements... Read More

Insurance and reporting your disaster losses

  The Nebraska Department of Insurance has posted a list of resources and FAQ's to assist Nebraska flood victims.    It is located at: https://doi.nebraska.gov/sites/doi.nebraska.gov/files/doc/ConsumerAlertResourcesforFloodVictims.pdf ... Read More

Flooding Continues to the South

Last week’s bomb cyclone continues to inundate parts of the Midwest with flood waters this week. Following the storm that hit Nebraska the hardest, the flood waters made their way downstream over the weekend to include, Iowa Kansas and Missouri. Mu... Read More

U.S. Likely to Battle with EU Over Ag Before Trade Talks

U.S. Trade Representative chief agriculture negotiator Gregg Doud calls European Union protectionist measures "non-science-based" and "backward-looking." The comments signal a fight ahead between the EU and the U.S. before the two nations discuss a t... Read More

Sen. Moran Reintroduces Bill to Incentivize Grocery Stores, Help Eliminate Food Deserts

Bipartisan legislation would incentivize grocers and non-profits to fulfill need in rural & urban areas   WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) reintr... Read More

Big game property damage to be discussed at meetings

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission invites landowners in southwest Nebraska to attend meetings regarding property damage caused by big game wildlife. These meetings will help Game and Parks assist landowners experiencing crop... Read More

Crop Progress Report

KANSAS - For the week ending March 17, 2019, there were 1.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 56 adequate, and 43 surplus. ... Read More

Global Corn Research Confab Held in St. Louis

Corn researchers from around the world gathered in St. Louis last week for the annual Maize Genetics Conference. The conference covers a broad range of subject areas and allows attendees from academia, industry, and funding agencies to learn about th... Read More

The Art of Civil Discourse

The world today is quick to judge. A lurking mob stands ready to provide a sum judgement of a person’s character and worth based on a small sample of actions or choices. Look at responses to any social media post made by an elected official. Eve... Read More

Lawyers Seek Extension in Soybean Suit

Lawyers Seek Extension of Settlement Talks in Soybean Suit MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Lawyers on both sides of a federal lawsuit claiming a soybean seed company purposely sold faulty seeds to black farmers in Mississippi are asking a judge for mor... Read More