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House Agriculture Committee Evaluates Current Dairy Policy

Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review current dairy policy and explore options to make it more effective for farmers. This hearing is a continuation of the committee’s seri... Read More

USDA on Tainted Brazilian Meat: None Has Entered U.S., 100 Percent Re-Inspection Instituted

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced additional steps to keep the food supply safe for American families in light of the recent investigations of Brazi... Read More

Sorghum Groups Recognize Leaders at Annual Appreciation Event

LINCOLN, NE – The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association’s annual appreciation banquet was the setting for presentation of the annual service awards given by the NeGSPA and the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board.  The awards are presented annual... Read More

Murphy praises coordinated fire response; Injured party flown to Greeley Burn Center

Scottsbluff Fire Marshall Anthony Murphy Wednesday praised the quick response of the various agencies to a downtown Scottsbluff apartment fire. Fire was showing from the first floor when at 101 East 19th Street when emergency responders first arri... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers advance bill targeting child care subsidy

Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that could keep a child care subsidy for low-income families flat even as costs rise. Senators voted 31-10 on Wednesday to advance a measure that could let the subsidy slip as low as the 50... Read More

NPPC Farm Bill Priority: FMD Vaccine Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony yesterday. “... Read More

Nebraska Brand Committee Announces New Payment Methods

The Nebraska Brand Committee has announced the acceptance of five types of payment methods when the new technology program rolls out in July, 2017. “With the introduction of the new technology program this July, producers are going to have more ... Read More

Zone change to relocate Marky's Meat Market gets Planning Commission support

The Gering Planning Commission Tuesday night supported Brody Geis' request to rezone a vacant area at the northwest corner of Five Rocks Road and Country Club Road so he can relocate Marky's Meat Shoppe and build an accompanying steakhouse restaurant... Read More

Cheney supports GOP health care plan

Wyoming U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney says she supports the Republican-sponsored health care bill. Cheney tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the proposal would give flexibility to states and individuals that would make insurance more affordable for consu... Read More

Torrington Western Sugar Factory to remain open for fall campaign

The Western Sugar Factory in Torrington, Wyo. received some good news in the past couple of weeks. The factory will now run into May and then be ready for the fall's sugar beet campaign. Mike Varney, mayor of Torrington said they learned of the... Read More

NCBA President Testifies on Cattlemen’s Priorities for 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2017) – In testimony on Capitol Hill today, Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattle producer from Nebraska and the president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, called on Congress to authorize $150 million a year ov... Read More