USDA Corn and Soybean Plantings Forecast Increases

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2015 – The Agriculture Department’s Prospective Plantings report indicates that compared to 2014 farmers will plant more acres of soybeans but fewer acres of corn this ... Read More

Chairmen Conaway and Aderholt Commend Congresswoman Hartzler for Dietary Guidelines Letter

Yesterday, Vickie Hartzler (R-MO) along with 70 Members of Congress, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL), sent a letter to Depart... Read More

USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has awarded $31.5 million in funding to local, state, and national organizations to support programs that help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Ass... Read More

Monsanto Posts Lower Earnings

Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company’s best-selling biotech corn seeds. The St. Louis agricultural business giant reported a second-quarter profit o... Read More

Grant helps multiple organizations integrate, improve groundwater aquifer data

Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling effort and money, along with additional funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of groundwater hydrogeology in the Nebraska Panhandle by... Read More

Low prices putting brakes on hog expansion

DES MOINES, Iowa – Larger numbers of hogs plus U.S. Department of Agriculture revisions that increase hog statistics equals expansion of the U.S. pork industry. Right? Not so fast, said three noted livestock economists in response to the second-... Read More

EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on glyphosate herbicide

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it will requ... Read More

K-State, Iowa State to do research on childhood obesity

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ Researchers from Kansas State University and Iowa State University are using a $2.8 million grant to research a school-based program that combats childhood obesity. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last month that t... Read More

Nebraska Lawmakers Divided Over Fuel Tax

A proposed fuel tax increase is drawing support and criticism from Nebraska lawmakers, who remain divided over whether it's necessary to pay for roads and bridges. Lawmakers began debate Tuesday on a measure that would phase in a 6-cent increase o... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Tuesday's Games= Ottawa 2, Detroit 1, SO Vancouver 5, Nashville 4, SO Boston 3, Florida 2 Washington 4, Carolina 2 Columbus 3, New Jersey 2, OT Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 1 N.Y. Rangers 3, Winnipeg 2 Wednesday's Games= Toronto at Buffalo,... Read More

Sorghum Industry Pleased With Increase In Acres

The United States Department of Agriculture's Prospective Plantings report released Tuesday shows estimated sorghum planted acres will reach 7.9 million in 2015, up 11 percent from the 7.1 million the previous season. "A surge in demand sent a mes... Read More