World Dairy Expo Announces New Board Leadership

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo held its annual Board of Director and Committee Meetings March 2 and 3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Major stakeholder groups from across North Ameri... Read More

Nebraska Banker Continues as ICBA Past Chairman

Orlando, Fla. (March 4, 2015)— After serving the past 12 months as immediate past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), Jeffrey L. Gerhart, president and chairman of Bank of Newman Grove, Newman Grove, Neb., will contin... Read More

Governor Ricketts Kicks off His First Ag Conference

Governor Pete Ricketts is holding his first Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney this week and the Rural Radio Network's Joe Gangwish gets an update from him on what he's covering during his inaugural conference. http://youtu.be/1qptcnzEoiE...... Read More

Men-Only Rule on 114-Year-Old Farm Coming to End

(Bloomberg) -- The Danners have been in the farming business for four generations in Aledo, Illinois. During that time -- 114 years in all -- they’ve never had a woman running their corn and soybean operation. Until now. Kate Danner, 26, is g... Read More

Commodity Classic Reaches New Heights in 2015

ST. LOUIS (March 4, 2015) – With nearly 8,000 total attendees, the 2015 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in Phoenix, Arizona, shattered previous records for the landmark event. “The 2015 Commodity Classic... Read More

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Slip 3 Percent in Last Year

Lincoln, Neb., March 4, 2015 -- After five years of increases in Nebraska farmland values, the state average dropped 3 percent, according to preliminary findings released today by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The state average farmland value ... Read More

Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts; company says it will phase them out by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) _ The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, says that the acts will be phased out by 2018, citing growing public concern about the anima... Read More

When to Look at Colostrum Supplementation Replacement

UNL Beef Extension Veterinarian Dr. Richard Randle gives the RRN's Shalee Peters the scoop on the importance of colostrum with your newborn calves.   http://s35.podbean.com/pb/3ccd7c4d80dd520f8b4390753a6f9e01/54f637b6/data2/blogs60/701558/... Read More

Valent BioSciences Corporation Acquires Mycorrhizal Applications

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2015-- Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC), the leader in biorational product development for agriculture, public health, and forestry worldwide, announced today it has acquired Mycorrhizal Applications, I... Read More

Test aims to boost farm efficiency, free up water for cities

DENVER (AP) _ A Colorado ranch owner and a university researcher are testing underground crop irrigation, hoping it can make farms more efficient and reduce competition between cities and agriculture for the state's scarce water. The first crops w... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Wednesday's Games= Ottawa 3, Winnipeg 1 Detroit 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Colorado 3, Pittsburgh 1 Anaheim 3, Montreal 1 Thursday's Games= Calgary at Boston, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 7 p.m. Toron... Read More