New Aquaculture Handbook is a Tool for Improving Pakistani Farmer Incomes and Food Security

KARACHI (Jan.  27, 2015) - Pakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry now have a new resource to encourage success, the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan. T... Read More

Grassroots Movement Grows at CommonGround 2015 Conference

Volunteer women farmers involved in the CommonGround program, along with state and national staff, met in Austin, Texas to share their experiences with the program and welcome new members this week.  Over the course of three days, the participants w... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey Corn - 342 Beans - 898 Oakland Corn - 337 Beans - 898 Tekamah Corn - 337 Beans - 898 West Point Corn - 337 Beans - 898 East Grain Hub Corn - 342 Beans - 903 Cooperative Supply Dodge Corn - 337 Beans - 898 Howells ... Read More

Judge Rejects Farm Groups' Lawsuit to Keep EPA Data Private

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council filed the lawsuit in... Read More

McPherson Rejects Calls To Step Down

A Nebraska education member is refusing to leave office despite a vote from his colleagues that called for his resignation after racist content appeared on his blog. The Nebraska State Board of Education voted 6-2 on Wednesday for member Pat McPh... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Names 2015 Leadership Academy Members

Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2015 Leadership Academy. The selected farmers and ranchers will begin the program Jan. 29-30 in Kearney. “The goal of the academy is to ignite the tale... Read More

EPA Allows Argentine Biodiesel to Enter U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule Tuesday that allows biodiesel from Argentina to be imported to the United States, and for the biodiesel to qualify as a renewable fuel that meets the Renewable Fuel Standard provided a third ... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Voices Support for LB 85, Encourage Amended Fee Structure

LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) today testified in support of LB 85, a bill regarding fees for the Nebraska Brand Committee, sponsored by Sen. Al Davis of Legislative District 43. In addition to voicing support for the bill, NC encouraged the Neb... Read More

Smith Stands for Nebraska Agriculture at Trade Hearing

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) participated today in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the U.S. trade policy agenda.  In the hearing, Smith raised concerns to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman about workforce d... Read More

ASA to EPA: Where Are Your Renewable Fuel Priorities?

WASHINGTON (January 27, 2015) – The farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced their exasperation, confusion and anger at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following an announcement that the EPA will ... Read More

Saunders County Livestock Association Summary

About 550 people attended the Saunders County Livestock Association banquet Tuesday night. It was held at the Starlite Ballroom near Wahoo. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spoke following dinner, touching on two familiar themes: The negative effec... Read More