Rep. Bob Gibs Named Wheat Leader of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 28, 2015 – U.S. House of Representative from Ohio Robert “Bob” Gibbs was selected as the 2014 Wheat Leader of the Year Award by the National Association of Wheat Gr... Read More

USB to Set Plan for Future at February Meeting

Farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) will meet in February to tackle a busy week of strategic planning for 2016. This meeting includes setting strategic priorities in each of the four target areas – Communications, Domestic Opportuni... Read More

New Aquaculture Handbook is a Tool for Improving Pakistani Farmer Incomes and Food Security

KARACHI (Jan.  27, 2015) - Pakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry now have a new resource to encourage success, the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World In... Read More

Peterson Announces Ag Subcommittee Ranking Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic Ranking Members and Subcommittee membership for the House Agriculture Committee’s six Subcommittees. Peterson will serve as a... Read More

Suspected Cattle Thieves Arrested

Three  Omaha residents are suspected of raiding cattle pens in the cover of night from farm pens in western Iowa and northeast Nebraska, authorities said. Ervin Jacob, 57, who was arrested last week, is being held on three Iowa theft cou... Read More

Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just kicked off the Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic agriculture production. The survey is a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are cert... Read More

Grassroots Movement Grows at CommonGround 2015 Conference

Volunteer women farmers involved in the CommonGround program, along with state and national staff, met in Austin, Texas to share their experiences with the program and welcome new members this week.  Over the course of three days, the participants w... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey Corn - 342 Beans - 898 Oakland Corn - 337 Beans - 898 Tekamah Corn - 337 Beans - 898 West Point Corn - 337 Beans - 898 East Grain Hub Corn - 342 Beans - 903 Cooperative Supply Dodge Corn - 337 Beans - 898 Howells ... Read More

Judge Rejects Farm Groups' Lawsuit to Keep EPA Data Private

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council filed the lawsuit in... Read More

McPherson Rejects Calls To Step Down

A Nebraska education member is refusing to leave office despite a vote from his colleagues that called for his resignation after racist content appeared on his blog. The Nebraska State Board of Education voted 6-2 on Wednesday for member Pat McPh... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Names 2015 Leadership Academy Members

Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2015 Leadership Academy. The selected farmers and ranchers will begin the program Jan. 29-30 in Kearney. “The goal of the academy is to ignite the tale... Read More