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Connecticut OKs Dozens of Hemp Grower Licenses for Pilot

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the new growing season underway, Connecticut's Department of Agriculture has been busy processing applications from dozens interested in growing industrial hemp as part of the state's new research pilot program. As of... Read More

Ruiz Foods Products Inc. Recalls Bacon Breakfast Wrap Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

WASHINGTON – Ruiz Foods Products Inc., a Denison, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast wrap products containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, speci... Read More

ROUND ONE RECAP: Big Iron Realty's Fridays in the Field

Round One of Big Iron Realty's Fridays in the Field is now complete. Did you miss an episode? Scroll to the bottom to catch the first round of features! Every Friday since May 10th, members of the Rural Radio Network have met with producers across... Read More

Emergence of Soybean Gall Midge in Southern Cass County, NE

On June 14 and 15, 2019, soybean gall midge adults (Figure 1) were collected from Cass County (red dots; Figure 2). For more information on the larvae and plant injury see this UNL CropWatch article. Trap sites in Saunders and Lancaster counties ar... Read More

Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won't get a pie... Read More

'Like quicksand': Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield's knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm. "I knew I was in trouble then," the 70-year-old said. "Because it's just like being in quicksand or cement."... Read More

NBB Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Limit RFS Small Refinery Exemptions

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) today thanked Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Thune (R-SD), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for introducing legislation (S. 1840) that would require small refi... Read More

Bayer to invest $5.6 billion in new weed killing methods

BERLIN (AP) — German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer says it plans to invest some 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in developing "additional methods to combat weeds." Friday's announcement came as Bayer is engaged in... Read More

Pork Checkoff seeks #RealPigFarming student team

The National Pork Board is seeking applicants for the 2019 student social forces team. The applications are open now through July 8 at Pork.org/SocialForces. The social forces team will advocate for pig farming through social media usage. Selected... Read More

Ricketts Urges Ag Producers, Business Leaders to Join Upcoming Trade Mission to Vietnam & Japan

Governor Pete Ricketts wants to remind farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness leaders interested in attending the Governor’s September trade mission to Vietnam and Japan that the deadline to register is June 30, 2019. “Vietnam is one of the fastest... Read More

(AUDIO) Longer Term Forecasts for More Moisture in the Corn Belt

With all the planting delays across the Corn Belt due to excessive moisture during the planting season, producers may want to consider paying close attention to disease issues that develop under high relative humidity levels. (AUDIO) Al Dutcher's ... Read More

U.S. Farm State Senators Introduce Bill to Overhaul Biofuel Waiver Program

(Reuters) - Two Midwest senators said Friday they had introduced a bill to reform the Environmental Protection Agency's biofuel waiver program, which the corn industry says helps oil companies at the expense of farmers here by threatening ethanol d... Read More

Blaine French joins Department of Animal Science

Lincoln, Neb. — Blaine French has joined the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as livestock evaluation and youth education professor of practice. In addition to teaching courses related to livestock evaluation,... Read More

Peterson, Costa Statements on Dairy Margin Coverage Signup

WASHINGTON (June 14, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statements in response to today’s announ... Read More