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California drought takes bite out of harvest

WOODLAND, Calif. - California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. The $5 billion industry exports rice to more than 100 countries and specializes in premium grains use... Read More

Heineman Faces Hours of Questioning From Lathrop

The chairman of a legislative committee says 162 Nebraska inmates convicted of violent crimes were freed early under a furlough program. The program was revealed at a hearing Wednesday as the chairman, Sen. Steve Lathrop, questioned Gov. Dave Hein... Read More

Under Secretary Scuse visists the area

Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, Michael Scuse is in Nebraska making the rounds today.  He was a speaker Wednesday at the AgriFuture 2014 Conference going on in Kearney.  During a stop at the Rural Radio Network Studios i... Read More

Meetings aimed at boosting exports start this week

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita-based trade advisory firm is working with Kansas communities to identify companies that seem ready to export but haven't yet. Staff for the nonprofit Kansas Global Trade Services and the state of Kansas will speak at s... Read More

New USDA Partnership Announced to Support Gulf Restoration

A new partnership between USDA ‘s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced Tuesday seeks to provide support for restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The effort is a result of the impacts... Read More

COOL Appeal not likely until January

The United States won’t appeal the World Trade Organization’s recent ruling on Country of Origin Labeling until the beginning of next year, according to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack told DTN this week the U.S. Trade Representative’s offi... Read More

Crop Protection Industry Pushes Back on EPA Report

Nearly two weeks have passed since the EPA released its report dismissing any yield benefits for neonicotinoid seed treatments on soybeans, and the seed industry is gearing up to respond. Bean leaf beetle (Courtesy of UNL CropWatch) "That was... Read More


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Growth Energy Announces Multi-Year Support, Presents Workshops during 87th National FFA Convention & Expo

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014/National FFA Organization) – Growth Energy, a company that represents the producers and supporters of ethanol, recently announced support of the National FFA Organization and agricultural education as a special ... Read More