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Latest U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought Summary The active weather pattern persisted across most of the nation, though unfavorably dry, hot weather lingered over parts of the South and Southwest. During the 7-day period ending Tuesday morning, areas of heavy to excessive rainfall ... Read More

Groundwater Levels Rise 0.87 Feet on the Average in the Upper Big Blue NRD

During April-May 2018, the NRD measured 542 observation wells throughout the District and then averaged the data of all these wells.  Overall, the spring 2018 average measurement for the groundwater level change shows a rise of 0.87 feet from last ... Read More

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Sunflower rust may be problematic in 2018 – be aware

Rust, caused by the fungal pathogen Puccinia helianthi, is not a disease that we see every year. However, if it occurs early in the season, it can pose severe disease problem of sunflowers in Nebraska, particularly in irrigated fields.      ... Read More

Copy Story   Share Summer is the Ideal Time to Sip Fresh, Friendly Sicilian Wines, Which are Arriving in America in Record Numbers

CHICAGO, -- Americans won't need to travel far from their backyard or beach chair to sip Sicilian wine this summer. With millions of bottles expected to arrive on America's shores this summer, Sicilian wine will set the tone for a light and... Read More

Farmers Step up Efforts to Reduce Food Waste

Topics like emerging cuisines, ingredients, restaurant themes, grocery store formats and cooking techniques often dominate food trend discussions. But another trend – reducing food waste – is cutting across all segments of the food industry, from... Read More

(Video) Visiting a farm with no travel required

Students are learning where their food comes from – virtually. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation hosts virtual field trips with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms participating in the Ag Pen Pal program. Using an internet connection and an iPad... Read More

Farmers Union Urges Immediate Action on E15 Waiver

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delay in allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline threatens harm to markets for family farmers, according to National Farmers Union (NFU). NFU President Roger Johnson Tuesday wrote to EPA ... Read More

Monsanto and 2Blades Foundation Collaborate to Combat Devastating Soybean Disease

ST. LOUIS & EVANSTON, Ill.--Monsanto Company and charitable organization 2Blades Foundation (2Blades) have formed a new collaboration to discover novel sources of genetic resistance to Asian soybean rust (ASR). 2Blades will deliver resistance gen... Read More

Organic Sector Grows 6.4 Percent in 2017

More of America’s grocery carts were filled with organic products in 2017. The Organic Trade Association’s 2018 Industry Survey shows consumers were buying everything from organic produce and organic ice cream to organic fresh juices and organ... Read More

Growing a Renewable Future

At the very heart of Nebraska agriculture, a synergistic relationship between corn, ethanol, and livestock has been helping grow our state for decades.  Ethanol producers use corn feedstocks to produce high-quality biofuels.  Many cattle feeders pr... Read More