AWC Statement Opposing Mandatory E-verify Legislation

Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2015)-"The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) vehemently opposes the Legal Workforce Act currently being considered in the House Judiciary Committee. Any bill mandating E... Read More

National Survey on Cover Crops Seeks Farmer Participation

Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops—whether or not they use cover crops themselves—in a national survey, now in its third year of collecting valuable data on the increasingly popular management practice. The results, whic... Read More

Kansas to hold meetings, consider options for drone usage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas is exploring how it fits in the new world of drones as residents express their desire to use the technology. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that options including agriculture, emergency management and law enforcement... Read More

Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter. A report released Monday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 44 percent of the state's winter wheat crop is in good to exce... Read More

Missouri DNR official to lead Nebraska environmental agency

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A state water official from Missouri is slated serve as the new director of Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he has chosen Jim Macy of Jefferson City, Missouri, for the p... Read More

Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference Coming to Beatrice

Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs and USDA Food and Nutrition Service will host the Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference on March 24 in Beatrice, NE. The purpose of the conference is to bring together cross-sector stakeholders (schools,... Read More

Report Shows Average Capacity for Lake McConaughy

At the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's board of directors meeting yesterday,  Civil engineer Cory Steinke reported that Lake McConaughy was at  a volume of 1.33 million acre-feet and 76.8% of capacity.  Recent inflows have ... Read More

When to Look at Colostrum Supplementation Replacement

UNL Beef Extension Veterinarian Dr. Richard Randle gives the RRN's Shalee Peters the scoop on the importance of colostrum with your newborn calves.   http://s35.podbean.com/pb/3ccd7c4d80dd520f8b4390753a6f9e01/54f637b6/data2/blogs60/701558/... Read More

Development of a Certification in Sustainability for Certified Crop Advisors

March 2, 2015—The United Soybean Board (USB), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program have partnered to develop new training for a specialty certification focused on sustainable agricultural p... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR TUESDAY MARCH 03, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    355    Beans - 940 Oakland    Corn -    350    Beans - 940 Tekamah    Corn -    350    Beans - 940 West Point    Corn -    355    Beans - 940 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition

LINCOLN, NE, March 2, 2015 -- For the month of February 2015, temperatures averaged below normal across the eastern two-thirds of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Snow cover was light as the month came to... Read More