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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 P... 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

Grassley, Tester Press Ag Secretary to Implement GIPSA Rule

Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and John Tester, D-Montana, asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to move forward on implementing Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, rule, in a letter to Perdue on Wednesd... Read More

SUE PEARMAN RECEIVES NEAFCS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Sue Pearman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator in Central Sandhills Area, has been named the 2017 recipient of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Distinguished Service Award. Sue was recogni... Read More

Drones are buzzing toward increased crop production

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new research project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska seeks to deploy unmanned aircraft (drones) in search of improved crop irrig... Read More

Senate Agriculture Committee Sends USDA Nominees Ibach, Northey to Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee voted to favorably report nominees Gregory Ibach, of Nebrask... Read More

High Oleic Bean Acres Rise as Farmers Search for Profit

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybeans will see a full commercial launch next year, af... Read More