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Gov. Ricketts: Let’s Stand Up for Nebraska’s Family Farmers

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman issued statements following news that radical anti-agriculture groups had called for a moratorium on livestock production in Nebraska. “Let’s ... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Statement Regarding Call for Moratorium on Nebraska Livestock Farms

The following statement can be attributed to Craig Head as spokesman for the Nebraska Farm Bureau. LINCOLN, NEB. – “Livestock farming is part of the heritage and fabric of Nebraska and a critical part of Nebraska agriculture. Enacting a state... Read More

National Farm Safety and Health Week on Sept. 15-21 to focus on women in agriculture

Several free training modules will seek to reduce injuries, illness in women More women than ever are actively engaged in farming operations across the United States. In celebration of National Farm Safety and Health Week on Sept. 15-21, seve... Read More

Husker Harvest Days - Video Reports (Monday)

  Pre-Show Spotlights Considering Drip Irrigation?  - Western Irrigation Spotlight 1 DTN Continues to Innovate What Makes Western Irrigation Different? - Western Irrigation Spotlight 2   Support FFA and Get a Great Deal on Tires... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

Corn was rated 55% in good-to-excellent condition, down 3 percentage points from 58% the previous week, while soybean condition was also rated 55%, unchanged from the previous week, according to this week's USDA NASS Crop Progress report. Corn in th... Read More

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Saunders County

LINCOLN—The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), confirmed a find of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Saunders County. The Nebraska Forest Service collected an EAB larva from a tree on pr... Read More

Checkoff-Funded Masters of Beef Advocacy  Program Reaches Major Milestones in 2019

CENTENNIAL, CO (Sept. 9. 2019) -- Just 10 years after its inception, the Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program celebrated its 15,000th graduate in August. The program was created to equip and engage beef industry advocates to co... Read More

More Farmers Falling Behind on Loans

A U.S. banking regulator says more farmers are falling behind on loans held by community banks when compared to last year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation says it’s watching for more risks in the ag sector. In its quarterly report, the... Read More

On Wednesday Nebraska Ag Producers Affected by Flooding Can Begin Applying for Assistance Through USDA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that more than $3 billion is available for disaster... Read More

NBB Frustrated by Court Ruling on Small Refinery Exemptions

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) expressed frustration with a Court decision declining to review the Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to properly account for its flood of retroactive small refinery exemptions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Meets with Japanese Governors in Tokyo

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska trade delegation arrived in Tokyo, Japan for the 51st Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference.  Each year, the conference attracts about 400 U.S. and Japanese business executives, and highligh... Read More

Husker Harvest Days to use film ‘SILO’ to educate on farm safety

Collaboration includes UNMC, Sukup Manufacturing, Grain Handling Safety Coalition In an effort to raise awareness about farm safety using a combination of cinema and education, the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CAS... Read More

Beekeepers Sue EPA

Beekeepers Ask Ninth Circuit to Set Aside Agency Action on Sulfoxaflor OMAHA (DTN) -- The EPA now faces a second petition for review on its approval of the insecticide sulfoxaflor, as beekeepers filed a challenge in the U.S. Court of Appeals f... Read More

Vietnamese leader to visit Nebraska after Ricketts meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Vietnam's prime minister has agreed to visit Nebraska to learn more about the state's farms and food processing after meeting with Gov. Pete Ricketts. Ricketts met Friday with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to promote Nebra... Read More