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Senators Call for National Security Review of Brazilian Acquisition of U.S. Beef Company

A group of U.S. Senators are calling for a national security review of the Brazilian acquisition of a U.S. beef company. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, along with Ranking Senate Agriculture Committee Member Debbie Stabenow, and others, are urging th... Read More

Sen. Schumer Calls On USTR to Get Changes in Canada Dairy Policy

The U.S. needs to secure "meaningful concessions from Canada to provide stable market access for our dairy producers," according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. With report... Read More

(AUDIO) Hay Needed Urgently by Ranchers in Western Oklahoma Wildfire Area

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 16, 2018 – Large wildfires in Western Oklahoma sparked last week and continue to burn encompassing over 300,000 acres and growing. Chancey Hanson Updates on Wildfires “Hay is the number one need right now,” sai... Read More

COMMITTEE APPROVED: House Ag Committee Advances Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Washington, D.C. – The House Agriculture Committee today passed out of committee the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2)  – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while ma... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Meets with Trade Delegation from Kenya

LINCOLN – On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts met with members of a trade delegation from Kenya to discuss the potential for a mutually beneficial trade relationship between Kenya and Nebraska.  The delegation consisted of members of the Parliamen... Read More

Nebraska State Fair to launch custom license plate

Grand Island, NE— Nebraska State Fair, in collaboration with the Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation, will launch a custom license plate featuring a nighttime panoramic view of the midway during the annual state fair as soon as the minimum number o... Read More

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Joins National Ag Research Initiative

Lincoln, Nebraska, April 18, 2018 – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has joined 15 other public and private universities in FedByScience, an effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research. The initiative, timed with the releas... Read More

Coalition works to expand rural e-connectivity

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 18, 2018: A coalition of stakeholders committed to the expansion of broadband services in rural America today launched the first in a series of workshops to focus attention on the wide-ranging challenges to achieving connecti... Read More

Weather delays planting for some farmers

Cool temperatures and wet fields have many farmers wondering where Spring is in eastern Wyoming and across Nebraska. Nationwide the corn crop is about three to four percent behind, said Joe Christopher, senior merchandiser at Crossroads Coop in Si... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement Regarding Chinese Duties on U.S. Sorghum

Washington, D.C.,  – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding China’s announcement of duties of almost 179 percent on U.S. sorghum imports: “The international grain market is about the frees... Read More

Allendale,Inc. Releases Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage Estimates

The following are our estimates for the coming Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage reports: March Placements are expected 12.2% lower than last year at 1.859 million head. This would be the smallest March placement in 3 years. This stops 12 months in ... Read More

Farm Groups Show Unity in Addressing Opioids

The presidents of the nation’s two largest general farm organizations Tuesday visited the “Prescribed to Death” opioid memorial in Washington, D.C., in a show of unity to address the national opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting... Read More

NCBA, PLC Express Concerns About “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act”

WASHINGTON — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council expressed reservations about H.R. 3400, the so-called “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act,” as the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee prepares to mark up the bil... Read More

Ag Committee Senators Call for National Security Review of Brazilian Acquisition of U.S. Beef Company

WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), joined Agriculture Committee members U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa... Read More