COOL Reform Coaltion Asks Congress for Immediate Action

The COOL Reform Coalition has sent a letter to Congress asking for immediate action to change the Country of Origin Labeling rule for muscle cuts of meat. The letter states, " On October 20, 2014, a ... Read More

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West Point Native Named Public Health Association of Nebraska President-elect

Brandon Grimm, Ph.D., director of the Office of Public Health Practice in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health, was named president-elect of the Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) at its annual conference r... Read More

Syngenta Defends Viptera and Duracade

Syngenta faces increased pressure and criticism from the trade scuffle prompted by their sale of Agrisure Viptera and Duracade corn hybrids, but the company isn't backing down. The company's two genetically-engineered corn traits aren't approved for... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY OCT 29, 2014

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    330    Beans - 968 Oakland    Corn -    321     Beans - 961 Tekamah    Corn -    321    Beans - 961 West Point    Corn -    327    Beans - 963 East Grain Hub    Corn... Read More

California drought takes bite out of harvest

WOODLAND, Calif. - California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. The $5 billion industry exports rice to more than 100 countries and specializes in premium grains use... Read More

Heineman Faces Hours of Questioning From Lathrop

The chairman of a legislative committee says 162 Nebraska inmates convicted of violent crimes were freed early under a furlough program. The program was revealed at a hearing Wednesday as the chairman, Sen. Steve Lathrop, questioned Gov. Dave Hein... Read More

Under Secretary Scuse visists the area

Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, Michael Scuse is in Nebraska making the rounds today.  He was a speaker Wednesday at the AgriFuture 2014 Conference going on in Kearney.  During a stop at the Rural Radio Network Studios i... Read More

Meetings aimed at boosting exports start this week

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita-based trade advisory firm is working with Kansas communities to identify companies that seem ready to export but haven't yet. Staff for the nonprofit Kansas Global Trade Services and the state of Kansas will speak at s... Read More

New USDA Partnership Announced to Support Gulf Restoration

A new partnership between USDA ‘s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced Tuesday seeks to provide support for restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The effort is a result of the impacts... Read More

COOL Appeal not likely until January

The United States won’t appeal the World Trade Organization’s recent ruling on Country of Origin Labeling until the beginning of next year, according to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack told DTN this week the U.S. Trade Representative’s offi... Read More