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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 23, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $256 million in 81 proj... Read More

Nebraska Chicken and Eggs USDA Report

LINCOLN, Neb. May 22, 2018 - All layers in Nebraska during April 2018 totaled 7.76 million, down from 8.25 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during April totaled 19... Read More

Kansas Strengthens Trade Relations by Rejoining the Midwest-US Japan Association

Topeka- Governor Jeff Colyer announced today that Kansas will renew its alliance with Japan by rejoining the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association.  Governor Colyer met with the Japanese consulate in April at the Capitol to discuss the relationship betwee... Read More

Farmers Union Urges Immediate Action on E15 Waiver

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delay in allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline threatens harm to markets for family farmers, according to National Farmers Union (NFU). NFU President Roger Johnson Tuesday wrote to EPA ... Read More

Tentative Next Steps for House Farm Bill

The House Farm Bill will get another vote on June 22 after a separate vote on a conservative immigration bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced the schedule on Monday. The conservative immigration bill is sponsored by House Judiciary Chair... Read More

FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA)... Read More

Adverse Spring Weather Curtailed Cool Season Forage Growth

The delayed spring conditions triggered a shortened growing window for cool season grasses , which could result in overgrazing warm season forages throughout the summer months. Mark Goes, Southeast Community College agriculture instructor, explain... Read More

Monsanto and 2Blades Foundation Collaborate to Combat Devastating Soybean Disease

ST. LOUIS & EVANSTON, Ill.--Monsanto Company and charitable organization 2Blades Foundation (2Blades) have formed a new collaboration to discover novel sources of genetic resistance to Asian soybean rust (ASR). 2Blades will deliver resistance gen... Read More

EWC Veterinary Technology program receives full accreditation

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - The Veterinary Technology program at Eastern Wyoming College has received notification from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that the program has received full accreditation. The program participated in a full ... Read More

R-CALF USA Urges Administration to Stay at NAFTA Table: To Not Accept Skinny NAFTA

Billings, Mont. - Today, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement regarding reports that President Trump's trade negotiators may accept a "Skinny NAFTA." "We urge President Trump to stay at the NAFTA negotiating table until all ... Read More

Wellman Participates in Trade Mission to China, His First as NDA Director

LINCOLN – Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman is currently attending his first international trade mission as NDA director. Wellman is part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade mission to Southern China, May ... Read More