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Supplemental Proposed Rule: It Does Account for SREs… But with a Loophole?

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) supplemental proposed rule would indeed estimate future exempted Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes, but not as a 3-year rolling average based on actua... Read More

Kansas Corn: EPA’s Plan for Trump’s Ethanol Package Falls Short of Expectations

Kansas Corn said the Environmental Protection Agency fell short of expectations in its supplemental proposal to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rulemaking. The proposed rule is in response to President Trump’s directive that the EPA keep... Read More

Gering company awarded FCC Connect America Fund

On Oct. 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized more than $61.8 million for the Connect America Fund Phase 2 (CAF) over the next decade to expand broadband service to rural homes and businesses in 14 states. The program will bring ... Read More

Accounting Assumptions and the Farm Business

Farmers in Nebraska and the surrounding area have been slow to adopt accrual accounting methods. This is no surprise; the alternative, cash accounting, is simple, provides a real-time analysis of the cash position of the firm, and works well with inc... Read More

I-29 Moo University to offer California dairy tours and World Ag Expo trip

Lincoln, Nebraska, October 16, 2019 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip” in the Fresno and Tulare, Califo... Read More

Daytime closures of intersection of Highways 26, 71 slated on east edge of Scottsbluff

A major highway intersection on the east side of Scottsbluff will be closed starting Thursday for construction. Nebraska Department of Transportation officials say weather permitting, the intersection of Nebraska Highway 71 and U.S. 26 southeast o... Read More

Dutch farmers protest efforts to cut emissions, reduce herds

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch farmers drove their tractors in slow-moving convoys to a massive demonstration Wednesday to protest their treatment by the government as it seeks to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions. It is the second maj... Read More

Scottsbluff Schools awarded $2.3 million federal School Climate Transformation Grant

Scottsbluff Public Schools has been awarded a federal grant that officials say will help address a variety of priorities intended to enhance school culture to the benefit of all students. The district will receive nearly $2.3 million over five yea... Read More

Nebraska FFA Foundation gifts 311 jackets to members

The Nebraska FFA Foundation recently gifted more than 300 FFA jackets and ties/scarfs to FFA members across the state. This year's Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Program received over 650 applications from FFA members.  Through donations, the Nebr... Read More

Illinois Ag Department Announces New Dicamba Restrictions

The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently announced additional label restrictions for the 2020 growing season for dicamba. Agriculture Director John Sullivan announced the rules due to a dramatic rise in the number of off-target complaints rece... Read More

Iowa Congresswoman Axne Statement on EPA's Broken Promise

WASHINGTON-U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on today’s Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement undermining the Administration’s October 4th promise to ‘restore integrity’ to the Renewable Fuel ... Read More