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Box Butte County Hosts 2018 Regional Land Judging

ALLIANCE – Over 80 high-school students from around the Panhandle participated in the 2018 West Regional Land Judging Contest.  The event was held north of Alliance.  The contest was hosted by the North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD), Up... Read More

At 120 MMT Sold, U.S. Exports Of Feed Grains In All Forms Set Another New Record In 2017/2018

The final 2017/2018 marketing year’s numbers are out - and for the second year in a row, the United States has set a new record for exports of feed grains and co-products, led by higher corn and ethanol shipments. Overall, the United States expo... Read More

USDA NASS Nebraska Crop Production News Release

Based on October 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn production is forecast at 1.80 billion bushels, up 7 percent from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.25 m... Read More

Lockdown: High Water on Upper Mississippi Causes Locks to Close

Rain has been relentless the past week across the Upper Midwest, causing flash flooding and filling the Mississippi River from St. Paul, Minnesota, down to St. Louis, halting barge traffic on the river. This past week, the U.S. Army Corps of Enginee... Read More

Blockchain Record Keeping – Not Just a Fad

Blockchain record keeping is more than just a fad – it’s something leaders at the world’s largest food companies have decided is the future of their businesses. And that means your farm or ranch may be adopting it in the very near future. Th... Read More

3 farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three farmers have agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multi-million-dollar scheme. Documents filed in federal court in Iowa show that T... Read More

October WASDE turns grains higher.

USDA on Thursday called for record soybean production and large ending stocks in its October round of World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and Crop Production reports. Farmers are expected to harvest 53.1 bushels per acre of soybea... Read More

Food Safety Workshops Planned for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

OLATHE, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with the University of Missouri to present food safety workshops for fruit and vegetable growers who sell to the public. Two workshops are planned in Wichita and two are set for Olathe. ... Read More

Late Season County Agricultural Production Survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 42 states, including Nebraska, for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS). “County-level yields have a direct impact on far... Read More

The Latest: Judge weighs jury $289 million Monsanto verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on $289 million verdict against Monsanto (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A judge is still deciding on whether to uphold a jury's $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto. San Francisco Superior... Read More

$768,000 for Colorado Specialty Crop Projects Funded

Colorado specialty crops from peaches and potatoes to grapes and sod have been awarded grants totaling over $768,000 through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crops Program. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree... Read More

USDA NASS announces 2017 Census of Agriculture response rates and data release details

United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) concluded data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture in July. The Census was mailed to more than 59,000 known and potential farms and ranches a... Read More

Most Americans Want to Get to Know a Farmer--and Even Live on a Farm

The fall season is a time for friends and families to reconnect with one another, usually around a holiday meal where discussions and even friendly debates are part of the occasion. According to a recent survey from Undeniably Dairy, a campaign by th... Read More

Doing Well by Doing Good in the Fight against Malnutrition and Hunger

Technological innovation and the conduct of innovating firms are key weapons in the fight against hunger and the pursuit of food security around the world. Agricultural biotechnology seems uniquely equipped, if not destined, to spearhead the effort t... Read More