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USDA Crop Progress Report: Corn going in the ground and the wheat is looking good. *AUDIO*

The USDA has released their latest crop progress report and unfortunately there were no big surprises that  are likely to change grain traders minds. In corn planting nationally 6 percent of the 2... Read More

Major Causes of Soybean Yield Gaps in Nebraska and 9 Other States Identified

For the past three years, researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Wisconsin-Madison collected survey data from producer soybean fields planted in four growing seasons (2014-2017) in Nebraska and nine other states in the ... Read More

Avoiding Sidewall Compaction at Planting

Planting season is here and many fields are very wet. As producers watch the calendar, they'll be headed to fields that may be less than ideal for planting. Wet soils are easily compacted and sidewall compaction during planting can be a problem, espe... Read More

CA Irrigation District Sues to Block Colorado River Plan

Seven states appeared to have come to an agreement on how to deal with a drought and falling water levels along the Colorado River. However, the LA Times says the river’s biggest user brought the agreement to a halt. Southern California’s Imperia... Read More

Trade Policy, Market Development Work Key To Capturing Demand In Saudi Arabia

A consistent flow of information combined with more than three decades of relationship building are bolstering market opportunities in Saudi Arabia. As part of these efforts, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff traveled to the Kingdom in late March to p... Read More

Funds Available to Plant Severe Weather Damaged Acres to Cover Crops

LINCOLN, NE– To help manage cropland damaged by Nebraska’s severe spring weather, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing funds to plant cover crops on cropland acres. Producers are encouraged to apply by May 17, 2... Read More

US wins WTO case against China over grain exports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and corn. The WTO, the Geneva organization that overse... Read More

USMCA Necessary for Soy: Report Does Not Convey Full Scope of Benefits

Washington, D.C. April 19, 2019.  While the International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) demonstrated marginal increases in agricultural exports, the value of USMCA to soybean producers goes beyon... Read More

Now Accepting NSP Board Member Applications

The National Sorghum Producers Nominating Committee is now accepting applications from members for the 2020 board of directors. Each director can serve two consecutive three-year terms and is charged with representing, leading, advising and suppor... Read More

Funds Available to Plant Severe Weather Damaged Acres to Cover Crops

 To help manage cropland damaged by Nebraska’s severe spring weather, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing funds to plant cover crops on cropland acres. Producers are encouraged to apply by May 17, 2019, or June ... Read More

U.S. Beef, Poultry and Egg Products Gain New Market Access in Tunisia

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export certificates to allow imports of U.S. beef, poultry, and egg pr... Read More