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Northeast to hold classes at West Point, Norfolk, and Hartington Campuses in November

WEST POINT – A new class next month at Northeast Community College in West Point will give participants the chance to create Christmas ornaments for the upcoming holiday season. Musical Christmas O... Read More

ASA Supports Congressional Letter’s Charge to Foster Ag Innovation

On Tuesday, October 17th, a bipartisan group of 79 Members of Congress sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urgin... Read More

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Nebraska Farmers

(LINCOLN, Neb.) Oct. 20, 2017 – USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Mike Eller announced that approximately 85,000 Nebraska farms enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will re... Read More

NBB Holds Firm In Its Request for 2.5 Billion Gallons of Biomass-Based Diesel, 4.75 Billion Gallons of Advanced Biofuels

Yesterday the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Notice of Data Availability (NODA), focusing on the advanced biofuel standard for 2018 and the 2019 volume for biomass-based diesel under the... Read More

Brazil's JBS shuts 7 plants after $230 mln asset freeze

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA shut down seven slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso do Sul after a court-ordered asset freeze affected its operations in Brazil’s second largest cattle-producing state, a press representative said on We... Read More

EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation’s biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according ... Read More

Governor Ricketts Makes Appointments to Sorghum Board- Officers Elected

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has announced reappointment of Duane Sugden of Sterling and Klint Stewart of Columbus to serve three-year terms on the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board. Sugden, representing District #1, was originally appointed to t... Read More

Ethanol Summit Focuses On Biofuels Collaborations In The Western Hemisphere

Policy makers, industry association leaders and ethanol producers from across the Western Hemisphere have gathered in Houston, Texas, this week for the first Ethanol Summit of the Americas focused on regional collaboration to capture the benefits o... Read More

Temps Above Normal in Winter Forecast

The National Weather Service issued a forecast for much-above normal temps across the contiguous 48 states from November through January. The above-normal temps include the Central and Southern Plains, as well as the Corn Belt. One exception is a ... Read More

Stabenow to Shield Farm Bill from Cuts

Debbie Stabenow, the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee, wants to defend the farm bill from possible budget cuts that could come during the budget reconciliation process that got started this week. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says she fi... Read More