Eight ‘Communities of Opportunity’ Will Strengthen Links Between Farmers and Consumers

Washington, D.C., March 2, 2015 – Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food. Growing Food C... Read More

Agriculture discussion to kick off series of round tables on use of drones

Agriculture is the topic of the first in a series of discussions about the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by public and private interest groups in Kansas. The working sessions will culminate at the Kansas UAS Summit in Wichita this fall. The a... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR MONDAY MARCH 02, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    351    Beans - 943 Oakland    Corn -    346    Beans - 943 Tekamah    Corn -    346    Beans - 943 West Point    Corn -    351    Beans - 943 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Productivity & the environment focus of international conference

FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Debate over the sustainability of agriculture revolves, in part, around divergent beliefs about the implications of agricultural productivity growth for the environment. Yet understanding of how technological change and productivit... Read More

European Union Gives Power to Ban GM Crop Cultivation

BRUSSELS (AP) _ The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority. The 28 EU member states on Monday approved the rule that n... Read More

Forest Service 'Champion' Recognized for Corps Program Leadership

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps recently recognized a Forest Service employee as a 2015 "21CSC Champion of the Year" for her outstanding contributions in connecting people to the land. ... Read More

Stanton County Arrest And Sentencing Update

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 20 year old Woodland Park man on charges of Possession of Child Pornography. Michael Herlick was arrested over the weekend following an investigation into his alleged possession of naked images... Read More

Notice of Special Committee Meeting of Board of Directors

In accordance with Section 84-1411 R.R.S. Nebraska 1943, the following notice is being filed.   A Special Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM and March 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM at the Cornhuske... Read More

EPA Likely to Receive Budget Cut

To no one's surprise, Republicans appear unlikely to grant the president's request for $8.59 billion to fund the Environmental Protection Agency in the coming fiscal year. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified last week before the House Appropria... Read More

Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 27, 2015) – When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organization’s current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry. This su... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks State's Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday ordered the state to not enforce its ban. Seven same-sex couples filed a lawsuit last y... Read More