Democrats expected to fend off GOP renewable energy bill

DENVER (AP) _ Democrats are expected to vote down a GOP plan to lower Colorado's renewable energy mandates. A bill to lower the mandates has passed the Republican state Senate and awaits its first ... Read More

NMPF/USDEC Endorse Trade Promotion Authority Approval for Trade Agreements

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) today jointly urged Congress to enact new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, saying it is crucial to securing well-negotiated trade agreements, includin... Read More

New Consortium Launched to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Iowa

AMES, Iowa — Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort. The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, established through the efforts of Iowa State University’s Coll... Read More

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation. ... Read More

Agriculture discussion to kick off series of round tables on use of drones

Agriculture is the topic of the first in a series of discussions about the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by public and private interest groups in Kansas. The working sessions will culminate at the Kansas UAS Summit in Wichita this fall. The a... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR MONDAY MARCH 02, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    351    Beans - 943 Oakland    Corn -    346    Beans - 943 Tekamah    Corn -    346    Beans - 943 West Point    Corn -    351    Beans - 943 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Productivity & the environment focus of international conference

FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Debate over the sustainability of agriculture revolves, in part, around divergent beliefs about the implications of agricultural productivity growth for the environment. Yet understanding of how technological change and productivit... Read More

European Union Gives Power to Ban GM Crop Cultivation

BRUSSELS (AP) _ The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority. The 28 EU member states on Monday approved the rule that n... Read More

Forest Service 'Champion' Recognized for Corps Program Leadership

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps recently recognized a Forest Service employee as a 2015 "21CSC Champion of the Year" for her outstanding contributions in connecting people to the land. ... Read More

Stanton County Arrest And Sentencing Update

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 20 year old Woodland Park man on charges of Possession of Child Pornography. Michael Herlick was arrested over the weekend following an investigation into his alleged possession of naked images... Read More

Notice of Special Committee Meeting of Board of Directors

In accordance with Section 84-1411 R.R.S. Nebraska 1943, the following notice is being filed.   A Special Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM and March 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM at the Cornhuske... Read More