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KNEB Receives Three Nebraska Broadcasters Assn. Pinnacle Awards

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association announced their 2019 Pinnacle Award winners Wednesday night, with KNEB honored with awards in three categories. The Scottsbluff radio station was selected for a silver award in Service to Agriculture for Farm ... Read More

2019 Kansas Water Photo Contest Launched

Photos Featured at the Governor’s Water Conference in November Kansas is blessed with an abundance of great natural resources and Kansans are encouraged to capture the most vital of these; water. The Kansas Water Office (KWO) is accepting wa... Read More

University of Iowa receives $1.07 million for water quality from EPA

(Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 14, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the University of Iowa will receive a $1.07 million EPA Farmer to Farmer Cooperative Agreement to fund a project that improves water quality, habita... Read More

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above... Read More

Accounting for Risk: Agricultural Land Leases and Natural Disasters

According to recent findings from the USDA Agricultural and Resource Management Survey, agricultural land rent totaled $2.44 billion in Nebraska for 2018. The survey found rent as the third-largest farm and ranch production expense (USDA-NASS 2019). ... Read More

Kansas Corn Farmers Featured in STEM Education Book

Kansas Corn has published a new educational book titled, “We Grow Corn—Raising corn on a Kansas family farm”. The book, with an accompanying video series, will be an important component of the Kansas Corn STEM program, which provides STEM-based... Read More

Poll offers insight on rural Nebraskan's views of immigration

While rural Nebraskans have mixed opinions about the impact of immigration on rural Nebraska, those more likely to have lived alongside recent immigrants have more positive views, according to the 2019 Nebraska Rural Poll. Overall, 38% of respondent... Read More

America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Final Four Announced

The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists vying to be named America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs following the We CareSM ethical principles and who is com... Read More

Cattle producers concerned about effects from Tyson fire

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — A fire which indefinitely closed a Tyson meat processing plant in Holcomb could disrupt already strained processing operations, sparking fears from cattle producers who braced for tumbling market prices. Tyson has said it wi... Read More

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a bri... Read More

Horses, livestock restricted at NCTA campus

Horses and other livestock will be restricted from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture campus and farm premises until after Labor Day, school officials said Tuesday. The measure is precautionary due to a confirmed case of vesicular stomati... Read More

Kind: Purdue Ignoring Wisconsin Farmers, Gives Trade Aid to Largest Producers

A Wisconsin lawmaker is demanding changes to Department of Agriculture trade aid distributions. Democrat Ron Kind, a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, says the current Market Facilitation Program favors large farmers. In a letter to Agriculture ... Read More

K-State Beef Stocker field day set for Sept. 19

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among the topics planned for the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field ... Read More

USDA Secretary Perdue to appear at UNL town Hall

As part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150th anniversary celebration, Chancellor Ronnie Green will host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Aug. 23 for a public town hall event during the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Fo... Read More