Farm Bill's APH Yield Exclusion to be Implemented in 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought. The Actual Produ... Read More

USDA to Launch New Farm Bill Program to Help Provide Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought. The Actual Production History (APH) Yi... Read More

Official: Governor Not Told Of Prisons Program

The director of Nebraska's prison system says Gov. Dave Heineman wasn't told about a temporary inmate placement program facing scrutiny from lawmakers. Director Mike Kenney also defended the program Tuesday in a letter to a legislative committee.... Read More

Variety of Topics in Wind, Solar and Transmission Sessions  at Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference

Lincoln, NE- A variety of topics concerning wind and solar power, as well as transmission issues fill the agenda for the seventh annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference being held October 29-30, 2014 at the LaVista Conference Center.  The theme of... Read More

Canada Threatens US With Tariffs

Canada is looking at slapping duties on iconic U.S. products ranging from California wine to ketchup after the World Trade Organization (WTO) found America's meat-labeling laws offside for a third time in five years. A WTO appeal panel ruled that a ... Read More

Slow Corn Harvest Continues, Quality Remains High

Corn harvest progress fell further behind the five-year average according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Report released yesterday. While only 31 percent of the crop was harvested as of October 19, the forecast of a high quality crop remains u... Read More

Syngenta lawsuit against Bunge over GMO corn revived on appeal

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court has opened the door for Syngenta Seeds to revive a lawsuit it brought against Bunge North America in 2011 over the agribusiness company's refusal of a type of genetically modified corn. ... Read More

New atlas will help find 'gaps' in crop production

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A new mapping tool unveiled Monday and developed by the University of Nebraska and other project partners could help boost global crop production while conserving land and water. The Global Yield Gap Atlas allows farmers, gove... Read More

World Series Begins Tonight

KANSAS CITY (AP) _ The wait is almost over for the opening game of the World Series. Game 1 for the Giants and Royals will be played Tuesday night in Kansas City, with James Shields taking the mound for the home team against NLCs most valuable player... Read More

Nebraska farmers make good progress on harvest

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Recent mild weather has helped Nebraska farmers make good progress on harvesting their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more soybeans are being harvested now because farmers are waiting for corn to dry out a bit mo... Read More