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Statement by Bob Stallman, President,  American Farm Bureau Federation,  Regarding the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – “Farmers and ranchers need tax laws that protect their family businesses. They don’t want to be punished for their success. With House passage of the Death Tax... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Crop Report

According to the USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report dated April 13, 2015, temperatures averaged above normal. Cloudy conditions, combined with drizzle, began mid-week and extended through Friday. This kept fieldwork to a minimum but did litt... Read More

N-U President Visits West Point

New University of Nebraska President Dr. Hank Bounds spent a little over an hour at the Nielsen Center in West Point.  West Point was one of 12 communities included in Bounds' "Get To Know Nebraska Tour." Nearly 75 people attended the luncheon wh... Read More

Obama: Trade politics difficult, but opposition helps China

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says the politics of international trade have always been difficult, especially within the Democratic Party. But he says U.S. opposition to new trade agreements would give China a leg up in setting the rules f... Read More

(VIDEO) Zoo says public never in danger when gorilla cracks glass

  A family who visited the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on Thursday got a little scare when a male gorilla, named Kijito ran toward the exhibit glass, hit it and cracked it.    In a statement the Zoo said only one of three layers of the glass was... Read More

NPPC Welcomes Legislation To Renew TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – Calling it imperative for finalizing free trade agreements that boost U.S. exports and create U.S. jobs, the National Pork Producers Council welcomed today’s introduction of bipartisan legislation granting the p... Read More

House Votes to Repeal the Death Tax

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2015) – The House voted 240 to 179 today for full repeal of the Death Tax, a tax that is threatening the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers across the country. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis s... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR FRIDAY APRIL 17, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    360    Beans - 903 Oakland    Corn -    355    Beans - 903 Tekamah    Corn -    355    Beans - 903 West Point    Corn -    360    Beans - 903 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Chairman Conaway: TPA is Important for Agriculture

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement on the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. “TPA will provide our negotiators with the credibility necessary to conclude... Read More

NCGA Urges Swift Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

The National Corn Growers Association applauded the introduction today of bipartisan legislation to renew and modernize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and urged Congress to quickly pass the bill. The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and ... Read More

Big Ten Would Like To See Changes

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says making freshmen ineligible in college football and basketball could help correct the imbalance between athletics and academics. The 12-page letter sent to media members Friday reiterated why Delany believes a so-c... Read More