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Corn with a cover of grass

The phrase “a double-edged sword” describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) f... Read More

Ag Groups Fear Potential Withdrawal of NAFTA

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – Following reports Wednesday that an executive order is being prepared that would withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) many U.S. Ag groups released reacted with concern over th... Read More

NCTA‘s Rittenhouse and Smith are associate professors

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture faculty members Mary Rittenhouse and Douglas Smith of Curtis are among University of Nebraska personnel honored this week in Lincoln. The pair of professors are among honorees recognized on April 25 with a p... Read More

Man accused of scalding infant gets 10-14 years in prison

HARTINGTON, Neb. (AP) _ A man accused of scalding a year-old infant has been given 10 to 14 years in a Nebraska prison. Court records say 22-year-old River Malatare was sentenced Monday in Cedar County District Court in Hartington. He'd pleaded... Read More

Man Arrested for NE Colorado Wildfire

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of starting a wildfire that scorched more than 30,000 acres, destroyed three homes and killed hundreds of head of cattle in northeastern Colorado. The Denver Post reports 39-year-old Patrick Svoboda was ar... Read More

Cool Weather in the Midwest Endangers Corn, Soybean Seedlings

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- April is drawing to a close and farmers are itching to get planters rolling. However, a cool, wet trend moving across the Midwest this week puts corn and soybean seeds at a high risk of imbibitional chilling, agronomists warn... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 2017

04-26-17 Central Valley Ag Elgin          Corn -     317       Beans - 848 Humphrey     Corn -    312    Beans - 850 Monroe      Corn -   312    Beans - 860 Oakland E. Hub    Corn -    312    Beans - 8... Read More

Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires and Drought

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires. A swath of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas has been in a dro... Read More

White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in the Antiquities Act

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed today that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents. Dave E... Read More

Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance for U.S. farm sector

A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. The plan... Read More

Grand Island Native To Be Honored By San Francisco

The San Francisco 49ers and the York family announced on Tuesday that Tom Rathman will be the 27th inductee into the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame. Rathman will also travel to Philadelphia to announce the 49ers second-roun... Read More