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United Soybean Board Announces Polly Ruhland as New CEO

ST. LOUIS (August 23, 2017) – After an intensive search by a farmer-led team, the United Soybean Board (USB) has named Polly Ruhland as the new chief executive officer (CEO) effective November 1, 2017. “Polly exceeded all of the attributes f... Read More

Smith Announces Farm Bill Telephone Town Hall

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced he will host a Farm Bill telephone town hall on Monday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT, to conclude his 2017 Farm Bill listening tour.  Smith held Farm Bill listening... Read More

Popular Ag Sack Lunch program brings ag awareness to students and their families

Lincoln, NE —A program designed to increase agricultural awareness with Nebraska young people and their families is back for an eighth straight year. The Ag Sack Lunch program provides a free lunch and an agriculture-focused learning experience ... Read More

SHIC Funds Near Real-Time Global Swine Disease Monitoring System

Ames, Iowa – The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) has funded a near real-time monitoring system for swine diseases around the world. Reviewed by SHIC’s Monitoring and Analysis Working Group, the system will include identification of potenti... Read More

(Audio) State Senators To Attend

(click on news/podcast tab to hear interview with Jim Vokal)   Several state senators will be in Wisner later today for the second annual "Friendraiser and Burger Feed", hosted by Wisner area cattle feeder Jeff Dinklage and the Platte Inst... Read More

NAFTA Mexico Fact Finding Tour

The U.S. Grains Council will host a team of U.S. and Mexico-based and agriculture-focused media members to Texas and Mexico, August 6th-11th, to learn about the impact of U.S. corn exports to that market, including the critical role NAFTA plays in on... Read More

US Commerce Department Proposes CVDs on Imports Of Some Biodiesel

An initial finding that Argentina and Indonesia are subsidizing biodiesel production has prompted the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to set preliminary countervailing duty rates of up to 68 percent on imports of the product from the two countries.... Read More

USDA Launches Animal Welfare Database

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service has launched what it calls a “refined public search tool” offering access to compliance records for the Animal Welfare Act. Last year, APHIS formally initiated a comprehe... Read More

Wheat Growers Say NAFTA Can be Improved

The National Association of Wheat Growers says the North American Free Trade Agreement can be improved to benefit U.S. wheat farmers. While stressing the ag industry line of “do no harm” to agricultural trade, the Association says there are so... Read More

High School Softball Scores

Tuesday (08/22/2017) Arlington 8, West Point-Beemer 0 Ashland-Greenwood 12, Platteview 1 Bellevue West 15, Omaha Benson 0 Bishop Neumann 9, Aquinas Catholic 4 Central City 23, Polk County 10 Chase County 7, Blue Hill 3 Conestoga 14, Plattsmo... Read More