UAS Would Lower Costs and Environmental Impact of Farming

Unmanned Aerial Systems will make farming more efficient, lower operating costs, and reduce their environmental impact, NCGA Manager of Public Policy Clint Raine told a group of policymakers and repor... Read More

Subcommitee looks at potential retaliation against U.S. over COOL

Today, Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, held a public hearing to examine the implications of potential retaliatory measures against the United States in response... Read More

Farm Bureau Urges New York Mayor to Rein in Carriage Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2015 – Writing that horse caretakers take pride in protecting the health and safety of their animals and horse-drawn carriages are iconic guides to many American cities, the American Farm Bureau Federation has called on ... Read More

Miles selected to be Reece's All-Star coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 26, 2015) – The University of Nebraska’s Tim Miles and Jim Crews of Saint Louis University have been named head coaches for the 2015 Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game, which will be played on Reese’s Final Four ... Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Embrace  Drones in Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2015 – Farm Bureau member Jeff VanderWerff explained the value and risks of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in agriculture in his testimony before a Senate subcommittee today. The Michigan farmer and agronomist discussed... Read More

Subcommittee examines reauthorization of the CFTC

Today, Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee, held a public hearing to examine the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (C... Read More

Term Limits Back Before State Lawmakers

Nebraska voters could once again decide whether to let lawmakers serve an extra four years in office under a proposal in the Legislature. Lawmakers began debate Wednesday on a ballot measure that would allow future senators to serve up to 12 conse... Read More

Wood River Farmers Say Flooding Due To Water Fowl Conservation

Farmers from the Wood River area are claiming that waterfowl conservation efforts along the Platte River are damaging Hall County roads and cropland. The Grand Island Independent reports that four farming families, who have land along the recently... Read More

Chambers Blasted For ISIS Comment

A Nebraska senator facing criticism for comparing police to a terrorist group is defending his comments, despite calls for an apology. Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha said Wednesday he would not apologize for the statements during a gun bill heari... Read More

NCGA Agribusiness Council Cultivates Cooperation on Key Issues

Last week, representatives from agribusinesses gathered with National Corn Growers Association leadership in Washington for NCGA's Agri-Industry Council's biannual meeting.  Over the course of two days, attendees received updates on key NCGA program... Read More

Gregory Fails Drug Test

Former Nebraska Defensive End Randy Gregory did not help his case to be a first round draft pick at the recent NFL combine. Just a month before the NFL draft he admitted to reporter Kimberly Jones that he failed a league issued drug test. Gre... Read More