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Ricketts meets with top trade officials in Berlin

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and a delegation of more than 25 Nebraskans are on a trade mission in Germany this week. On the second day of the mission, the group had a briefing from the U.S. Emb... Read More

The Engler Journey: Hailey Coufal

Howells, Nebraska, native Hailey Coufal has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. At a young age, she was surrounded by entrepreneurs like her grandfather, who started CTC Farms Inc. During Coufal’s years in FFA, she had a number of Supervised ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Launches Trade Mission to Germany, Preferred Popcorn Signs Trade Agreement

BERLIN, GERMANY – This week, Governor Pete Ricketts is leading a trade mission to Germany to promote Nebraska’s quality ag products and to thank German companies for creating jobs in Nebraska. The Governor and trade delegation began the mission... Read More

(VIDEO) Veterans double as Nation’s protectors, ag producers

Thousands of U.S. military veterans serve the country in several ways, including protecting and producing.  Veterans play a major role in agricultural production. The 2017 Census of Agriculture was the first version to collect data about military... Read More

County board rejects permit for 380,000-chicken farm

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County commissioners won't approve construction of a 380,000-chicken farm that would have supplied birds to the Fremont processing plant for Costco. The board voted 3-2 Thursday against a special permit for Sunset ... Read More

Ben & Jerry's sued over 'happy cow' characterization

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry's is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from "happy cows." In a complaint filed Oct. 29 in federal c... Read More

Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference set for Jan. 27-28

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the dates for the fourth annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27-28, 2020, at the Younes Conference Center in Kear... Read More

New look for NCTA Discovery Day November 18

CURTIS, Neb. – A parent-student visitation event at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture brings a new format to the Aggie “Discovery Day” on Monday, Nov. 18th. Sessions begin at 9 a.m., for an overview of four divisions - agribusiness... Read More

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's rural areas are struggling with a major shortage of high-speed internet, and people who live there are likely paying more for service than their urban counterparts, according to a new report commissioned by state law... Read More

Perdue Hoping Trade Aid Payments Unnecessary in 2020

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is hoping that a third round of trade aid payments to farmers will be unnecessary in 2020 because of a new trade deal with China. The Hagstrom Report says Perdue spoke with reporters last week shortly after returning from... Read More

September beef exports steady; Pork higher but slowing

September exports of U.S. beef were steady with last year’s volume, but the export value was trending lower. That’s according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Pork exports were above last year’s levels in September b... Read More