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Study Shows Decrease in Poultry Antibiotics Use

A new report on antimicrobial use in broiler chicken and turkey farms shows antibiotics use has decreased from 93 to 17 percent since 2013. The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association announced the findings ... Read More

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds. Farmers have long contained its spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease's ... Read More

Dairy-Based Experiences at the 2019 Nebraska State Fair Include Cooking Demonstrations and Dairy Princesses

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – More than 315,000 attendees will experience dairy in new, exciting ways at the Nebraska State Fair this year. From engaging in conversations with local dairy farmers to meeting the Nebraska Dairy Princesses and tasting gelato, ... Read More

400,000 acres of prevented plant land in Neb.

LINCOLN — Crop producers across Nebraska reported more than 400,000 acres of prevented plant land in 2019, according to data published last week by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In total, the USDA reported more than 19.3 milli... Read More

Nearly 17,000 Dairy Operations Enrolled in Dairy Margin Coverage Program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since signup opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must ... Read More

Irrigation districts draw closer to tackling second tunnel collapse

The question on many farmers minds is when will the Ft. Laramie Canal be repaired? It’s a question Rick Preston, district manager of Gering-Ft. Laramie District gets at least ten times a day. "It's still a question no one, yet knows the answer t... Read More

Tyson Fire Boosting Beef Processor Margins

A recent fire at a large Kansas beef processor has boosted margins for other processors. The Tyson Foods facility in Holcomb, Kansas, represents about five percent of the U.S. daily slaughter, or roughly 6,000 head of cattle. The fire has closed t... Read More

Ethanol Board offers fuel retailer training to install E15 blends and higher

LINCOLN, Neb. — Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted regulations against the sale of E15 throughout the summer months, the market and industry feedback has proven positive. For the first time ever, consumers driving 2001 or... Read More

Nebraska, Wyoming Farm Bureaus Urge USDA to Cover Crop Losses Associated with Irrigation Tunnel Collapse

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska and Wyoming Farm Bureaus are urging the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure crop insurance will cover crop losses experienced by farmers impacted by the July 17 irrigation tunnel collapse that has p... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report

 Corn was rated 56% in good-to-excellent condition, down 1 percentage point from 57% the previous week, and soybean condition was rated 53%, also down 1 percentage point from 54% the previous week, according to this week's USDA NASS Crop Progress re... Read More

Dairy Industry Asks U.S. Government to Swiftly Secure Strong Trade Deal with Japan

ARLINGTON, VA – In an effort organized by the National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council, 70 dairy companies, farmer-owned cooperatives, and associations today sent a letter to the United States Trade Representative and th... Read More