Decent rains and prices lift US winter wheat area

Hard red winter wheat seedings will lead a rise in US wheat area for 2015, as rainy weather in the southern Plains, and a relatively strong insurance price, attract farmers to the grain. The Intern... Read More

New App Developed for Small-Scale Gardeners and Farmers

Knowing what to plant and when is vital information both for farmers and for gardeners who want to grow their own fruits and vegetables. The Growers Nation app, officially released last Friday, provides this information as well as other vital details... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR TUESDAY SEPT 30, 2014

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    298    Beans - 838 Oakland    Corn -    278    Beans - 831 Tekamah    Corn -    263    Beans - 831 West Point    Corn -    284    Beans - 833 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Blackburn Named National Sorghum Producers Director of Operations

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Sorghum Producers has named Jennifer Blackburn director of operations. Blackburn previously held the position as NSP’s communications coordinator four and a half years before taking on this new role. She has also ... Read More

NU and Michigan State Could Turn Into Shootout

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ No. 10 Michigan State is off to a historic start on offense and faces another high-scoring team in No. 19 Nebraska to open Big Ten play on Saturday night. Michigan State (3-1) has scored 201 points through four games, best ... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Reminds Farmers, Ranchers of Sales Tax Change

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) is reminding farmers and ranchers that repair and replacement parts for agricultural machinery and equipment will no longer be subject to Nebraska sales and use taxes, effective Oct. 1. The... Read More

Legislative Committee Told In West Point Leave County Bridge Repairs To Counties

The second of three public hearings on possible financing for county bridge repair and replacement was held in West Point Tuesday. Only three people testified among the two dozen who turned out. No one from Cuming County testified. Two participant... Read More

 Mosaic Cuts Fertilizer Production

Mosaic Co. said Tuesday it is cutting back phosphate fertilizer production because of high sulfur and ammonia prices. The move isn't expected to result in employee layoffs, but will lead to lower operating rates at Mosaic's mines and concentrates pl... Read More

Nation's Ag Co-ops Set Record for Annual Sales and Income

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the nation's farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives set a new sales record in 2013, with total business volume of more than $246 billion. That surpasses the previous record, set in 2012, by $8 ... Read More

Scouting for Waterhemp Now

INDIANAPOLIS — Sept. 30, 2014 — Waterhemp continues to top the list of challenging weeds to control in cornfields and ignoring it can be costly. Waterhemp is one of the most common weeds for Midwest growers and has been especially difficult t... Read More

2015 National Beef Ambassadors Selected

Rachel Purdy (Wyoming), Will Pohlman (Arkansas), Alicia Smith (Texas), Kalyn McKibben (Oklahoma), Demi Snider (Ohio) were chosen as the 2015 National Beef Ambassador Team at the annual National Beef Ambassador competition, which is funded in part by ... Read More