USDA Launches Climate Hub Website

USDA launched a new website to serve as a portal for climate information. The website launch was announced Wednesday via a department blog. USDA targeted the site towards farmers, ranchers, forest lan... Read More

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DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY OCT 22, 2014

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    305    Beans - 887 Oakland    Corn -    296    Beans - 880 Tekamah    Corn -    296    Beans - 880 West Point    Corn -    302    Beans - 882 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Small Scale Farming Workshop Nov. 8

Interested in learning how to produce your own food or start a diversified agriculture business on your acreage or in your backyard? UNL Extension will be hosting the third installment of "Small Spaces, Big Potential": a Small Scale Farming Workshop ... Read More

Johnson Represents NCGA at White House Event on Women in Ag

National Corn Growers Association Past President Pam Johnson joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden at the White House Monday for the Dialogue on Women Leaders in Agriculture. More than thirty p... Read More

St. Francis Develops Ebola Plan

The CDC has said all of America's hospitals should be prepared to handle a potential or confirmed Ebola virus case. St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point has developed such a plan. Many lessons have been learned from the Dallas, TX, case ... Read More

 Deadline to Serve on Pork Checkoff Board of Directors Nears

DES MOINES, IOWA - Oct., 2014 - The Pork Checkoff's Board of Directors is now accepting nominations to fill five three-year terms and one two-year term commencing in July 2015. Nominees may be submitted by state pork producer associations, farm organ... Read More

Winter Wheat Farmers Upset Over APH Exclusion

A provision to exclude yields from Actual Production History for farmers affected by severe weather will go into effect for some select spring crops in 2015, USDA announced Tuesday. USDA's rollout comes too late to boost insurance coverage for winte... Read More

Agriculture, Interior Departments partner to measure conservation impacts on water quality

ALTON, Ill., Oct., 2014 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation pract... Read More

EPA Announces Star System for Reducing Pesticide Drift

More stars equals greater potential for reducing spray drift of pesticides in the latest program by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA announced Tuesday a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology program to encourage the use of verified, sa... Read More