LINCOLN, Neb. - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing changes to the nutrition facts label on food packages, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ...
(Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman signed LB 1098 into law which aims to address water management, water quality and flood control issues. The ...
It is spring and that means branding time across cattle country. As producers are finishing calving season and preparing for branding/processing, it i...
(DTN) At 7:51 p.m. April 17, people in West, Texas, will pause in silence. In late February, the land around the backside of the former West,...
One of the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world will begin producing ethanol later this year. The DuPont ...
Nebraska LEAD Fellows are helping agricultural education in Chicago. In February the 33rd Nebraska LEAD Class toured the Chicago High School for Agri...
KEARNEY, NE – The Nebraska Beef Council has announced Stella's Bar & Grill in Bellevue, NE as the winner of the fourth annual "Nebraska's Best Burger"...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ There are varying degrees of drought conditions in the Plains region, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says predict...
(Reuters) - United Nations economists who previously called for government intervention to tame volatile swings in commodity prices say banks and hedg...
The United States has agreed to allow Japan to retain tariffs on rice and wheat during bilateral talks related to wider Pacific free trade negotiation...
At their recent spring meeting, the Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution calling on all members of Nebra...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is discussing the possibility of having rules to require reporting of PEDV outbreaks with the American Association ...
The Wyoming CattleWomen announced the selection of the 2014 Wyoming Beef Ambassador Team. Rachel Purdy of Pine Bluffs, Ty Shockley of Wheatland, and ...
The continuing shifting relationships between ethanol, corn and gasoline are the subject of two analyses done by Iowa agricultural economists for the ...
Construction to improve the safety of reservoirs in Wyoming are nearing completion. At Guernsey Reservoir the Bureau of Reclamation has made an addit...
The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Ext...
The following statement was released today by Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson: "Yesterday the Nebraska Department of Revenue's Property As...
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today wrote Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg urging FDA to exempt raw agricultural com...
GOTHENBURG, Neb. (April 14, 2014) – Agriculture is currently one of America's most dangerous industries, with nearly 30 annual deaths per 100,000 work...
Although many beef producers experienced more than the usual number of hypothermia cases in calves born this year due to several days of sub-zero temp...
(AP) Ranchers in the Dakotas are starting to sign up for federal disaster aid to help them recover after an early October blizzard killed tens of...
Over the weekend - an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary of its report for policymakers titled Climate Change 2014 - Mitigat...
Over the weekend - an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary of its report for policymakers titled Climate Change 2014 - Mitigat...
The U.S. Departments of Treasury and State sent a letter to international partner countries this weekend urging them to expand their support for the G...
(DTN) Continuous corn can take a toll on crop yield. That's true even in intensively managed corn-on-corn fields, according to a six-year study conduc...
A shakeup at the American Angus Association has resulted in staff turnover. On Friday, American Angus Association Chief Executive Officer Bryce S...
Above-normal temperatures and dry conditions during the week gave way to precipitation in the form of rain and snow on Sunday. High winds created bliz...
HONG KONG (AP) _ China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday...
The Nebraska FFA organization has a new set of state leaders. At the end of the 86th Nebraska State FFA convention the 2014-2015 state Officer Team wa...
LINCOLN, Neb. - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is beginning its annual Rural Poll, one of the nation's leading surveys of opinions of rural dwell...
(DTN) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission topped the Senate and House Agriculture Committees' agendas last week, and each body took steps that wi...
MADISON, WIS. – A crowd was on hand April 11 as project partners turned the first shovels of dirt, marking the start of the construction for the New H...
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Seven members of an Australian delegation made a stop in Kansas recently during a trip to study the United States' cooperative exten...
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) released their "Bioenergy and Climate Change Mitigation: An Assessment" report...
The U.S. may be willing to accept proposed cuts on U.S. beef imports from Japan instead of insisting on getting rid of the tariffs in Trans-Pacific Pa...
Last week - the House approved Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's Fiscal year 2015 budget proposal by a vote of 219 to 205. The proposal would redu...
LINCOLN, Neb. - The state climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says planting delays should not be a concern and that temperatures shoul...
A team of Iowa State University scientists have measured nitrate in soil with a unique infrared sensor system opening the possibility of determining t...
LINCOLN, Neb. - Some Nebraska golfers already have been out on the links this spring, and this weekend's PGA Masters Tournament marks the unofficial b...
Lyons, Nebraska - The Center for Rural Affairs released the following statement regarding a Department of the Interior strategy that was announced tod...
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska schools have an opportunity to revitalize their landscapes while educating students about the environment through a grant fro...
(DTN) Rail companies caught some heat this week as Northern Plains farmers and grain shippers complained to the federal Surface Transportation Board a...
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 18 counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to t...
An industry report shows U.S. sales of combines were down in March compared to the same month a year ago, even as farmers purchased more tractors...
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust is asking the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Appropriations subcommit...
DE SOTO, Kan., April 10, 2014 – Five distinguished cattle veterinarians have been nominated and voting is underway for the 2014 Cattle Production Vete...
The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District board has postponed action on controversial proposed changes to its Ground Water Management Area R...
(AP) A Republican U.S. senator added his voice Wednesday to critics of a federal cattle roundup fought by a Nevada rancher who claims longstanding gra...
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Looking to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers, the Kansas State University student organization, Food for Thought, pre...
LINCOLN, Neb. - Many Nebraska producers could increase their corn yields and profits this year by increasing seed rates at planting, a University of ...
Immigration reform is an issue of great importance to many in agriculture, especially to Nebraska Cattlemen. Due to needed updates in current immigrat...
Today USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $19 million in funding for beginning farmer training grants through the Beginning Farm...
Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) President John Hansen praised Governor Dave Heineman, State Senators Mello, Davis, Schilz, and Dubas, along with a diver...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's cancelled policy on inspecting small farms continued to draw fire from Republican lawmakers when L...
State and local officials are gathering in Manhattan to discuss water needs in Kansas and begin developing a 50-year plan for managing water reso...
U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer (R-Neb) and several of their Republican colleagues today called on the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Depar...
The rulemaking process for small unmanned aircraft systems has been delayed for nearly four-years - even though Congress authorized the integration of...
Reuters reports Japan is considering cutting U.S. beef import tariffs to less than 10-percent from 38.5-percent as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnersh...
Farm equipment dealers have more shipping options under a bill passed by senators April 10. LB1039, introduced by Fullerton Sen. Annette Duba...
Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) testified at a Surface Transportation Board (STB) public hearing in Washington, D.C. explaining that crud...
As production of corn oil has increased at ethanol plants, utilization by biodiesel plants, the animal feed industry and the export market have kept p...
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture unveiled an Agriculture Teacher Scholarship and Loan Assistance Program during the FFA State Conve...
Frozen foods are about to get some badly needed image therapy. With sales slipping in the category, frozen food makers are in the final sta...
Senators passed a bill April 10 that creates a Water Sustainability Fund and restructures the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission to better emphasiz...
(DTN) The American Farm Bureau Federation planned to meet Thursday in Kansas City to discuss one of the most perplexing opportunities and problems in ...
The American Soybean Association (ASA) emphasized the importance of addressing rail service issues and their negative impacts on soybean growers, at a...
The Army Corps of Engineers says there's plenty of room in upper Missouri River reservoirs to handle spring runoff. But some groups ar...
The National Corn Growers Association announced its support for legislation introduced that would establish a federal standard for the safety and labe...
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service has announced it will publish the full 2012 Census of Agriculture on May 2nd at noon Eastern. The repo...
According to Beef Magazine - a recent Rabobank report shows beef market fundamentals are positive - as prices have increased around the world during t...
Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas had these opening statements to debate on H.R. 4413. "Thank you all for being here today to consider H.R. 4413, the...
In a news release Wednesday, the American Farm Bureau Federation added their support behind the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. "Our farmers and ...
The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed the introduction of new legislation to establish a federal voluntary labeling standard for foods made ...
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) today applauded the introduction of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, by Representatives Mik...
One of the Peterson Farm Brothers will be in Torrington later on this month. The Peterson Farm Brothers of Kansas have become known around the world ...
For the third year in a row, Americans, by an overwhelming majority, consistently support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and other key federal init...
(DTN) State or local governments would not be able to require labels on foods containing genetically-engineered ingredients if a federal bill introdu...
Nebraska Cattlemen is excited to announce its membership in the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). At the April 1, 2014 NC Board of Directors meetin...
WHEAT: U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2013/14 are projected 25 million bushels higher with lower imports more than offset by a reduction in feed and re...
It is corn planting season in Kansas and the Kansas Corn Commission is again reminding growers to "Know Before You Grow." Through the National Corn Gr...
LINCOLN, Neb. (April 7, 2014) – April is National Soyfoods Month, and Nebraska soybean farmers encourage their neighbors to explore ways to incorporat...
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.-Four individuals- Dr. Richard Raymond, Colorado; Dr. Hailu Kinde, California; Dr. Karen Jordan, North Carolina; and Jim Fraley...
Wichita officials studying long-term water supply options are considering expanding the city's aquifer recharge project. Wichita, which...
A bill designed to prepare Nebraska for floods, water shortages and water quality problems is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. Lawma...
Representatives Frank Lucas, Collin Peterson, Michael Conaway and David Scott introduced the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act this week to ...
Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow hosted a hearing on the economic benefits of advanced biofuels Tuesday and said advanced, non-food base...
A current tech industry buzzword is the "Internet of Things." Basically, IoT imagines a world where everything is outfitted with sensors, which will m...
High-throughput phenotyping, a new area of research, is key to achieving progress in crop improvements. And in order to make future advancements, the...
(DTN) Former stock-car driver and current NASCAR team owner Richard Childress explained to senators Tuesday that NASCAR race cars perform well with 15...
The KAAPA Co-op is looking for investors for its latest endeavor. The Kearney based coop is working with a New Zealand Company to take bio materials ...
CME Group said technical issues had shut down contracts on its Globex electronic trading system on Tuesday afternoon with primarily agricultural and g...
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014–Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 ...
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2014 – With U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman in Japan this week and that country recently concluding a free trade a...
(DTN) Congress would have to expand its portfolio of livestock disaster programs to compensate pork producers for pig losses from the porcine epidemic...
Finney County, Kansas commissioners say they want to have a say in the federal government's efforts to decide the regulations for the lesser prai...
(Reuters) - China has allowed Brazilian corn imports to start this month, a further blow to U.S. exports to the world's No.2 consumer of the grain alr...
WASHINGTON – Reps. Frank Lucas, Collin Peterson, K. Michael Conaway, and David Scott today introduced H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User ...
Japan and Australia have reached a Bilateral Trade Agreement - and National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Bob McCan says the association is d...
China is the world's largest pork consumer and has recently imposed tougher restrictions for live pig imports from the U.S. due to concerns surroundin...
EPA will take into consideration increases in gasoline use when the agency finalizes changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard later this spring or earl...