Protesting truckers and Brazilian government reach agreement

SAO PAULO (AP) _ The government and truck drivers unions have reached an agreement meant to end the weeklong protests by Brazilian truckers, but many drivers continued to block roads on Thursday, caus... Read More

ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING DIRECTOR JAMES MOLL, AVAILABLE AT WALMART STORES MARCH 3rd

LOS ANGELES (February 26, 2015) – Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, at Walmart and Walmart.com. The availability of the documentary at reta... Read More

Soil Health Partnership Discusses Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability

PHOENIX (February 26, 2015) – The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is sponsoring a Learning Session Friday, February 27th 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mountain during the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona. A panel of demonstration farmers will discuss w... Read More

House Agriculture Committee Begins Full Review of the SNAP

Today the House Committee on Agriculture began a full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Committee heard from University of Maryland welfare scholar Doug Besharov on the past, present, and future of the nation's... Read More

Farm Bureau Honors PAL Graduates  for Leadership Achievement

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2015 – A group of 10 outstanding young farm and ranch leaders was honored today by the American Farm Bureau Federation as graduates of the organization’s seventh Partners in Agricultural Leadership class. The young ... Read More

Husker woes continue at Ohio State

 Columbus – Freshman Tarin Smith had a career-high 13 points, but a hot-shooting Buckeye squad was too much, as Nebraska fell 81-57 Thursday evening. Smith hit 5-of-6 shots from the field, including a trio of 3-pointers, to pace a trio of H... Read More

Keep Corn Particle Size in Mind to Enhance Feedlot Efficiency

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse. Although there isn’t a standard in place to determine what equates as finely ground c... Read More

Land O'Frost Announces It Will Close West Point Wimmers Plant

A blow for the West Point economy.  The 125 employees at Land O'Frost in West Point were told today that the Wimmers' Meats manufacturing plant will close in the second quarter of this year and operations will move to the company's other facilities.... Read More

Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan program.  Effective March 1, 2015, the interest rate wi... Read More

Statewide Food Drive Campaign Kicks Off to Raise 85,000 Meals for Kansas Families

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive will kick-off March 2 at the Harvester’s – The Community Food Network’s Topeka location. The food drive is a collaborative effort by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Dill... Read More

Layoffs Coming to Case IH Manufacturing Grand Island Location

CNH Industrial America LLC announced that it will reduce it's manufacturing workforce at the Grand Island, NE facility as the company responds to market conditions. This according to Kathleen Prause, CNH Industrial Corporate Communications Manager. ... Read More