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Secretary Perdue Announces Soybean Board Appointments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 19 members and 3 alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board. The producers appointed to serve three year terms include: Annie Dee, Al... Read More

China Is The New Top Buyer of American Agricultural Goods

New numbers out this week show that China is the new number one buyer of American agricultural goods. Pork Business.com  says the fiscal year 2017 numbers show that China bought $22 billion worth of agricultural products, which is a large jump fr... Read More

Agriculture Among NAFTA Topics on Final Day

The fifth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations wrapped up yesterday. A Politico report describes the talks as relatively quiet. Canadian negotiators haven’t been making many counteroffers to U.S. proposals. Instead, they’r... Read More

Wheat farmer testifies on data-driven farming

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, & Data Security convened a hearing titled “Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming,” which examined the potential benefits ... Read More

Tyson Building New Tennessee Plant; Kansas on Hold

Tyson Foods announced it will build a chicken-processing plant in western Tennessee. A Drovers’ report says the plant will be up and running by 2019 and will provide more than 1,500 new jobs. The $300 million plant will be built in the city of H... Read More

Irrigation industry recruits former Marine

CURTIS, Neb. - When Collin Overmann left California after four years of service with the U.S. Marine Corps, the Nebraska native wasn’t sure of his next assignment.      "I thought about going to a lineman school in Texas,” Overmann says. T... Read More

Fifth Round of NAFTA Talks Moving Slowly

The fifth round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement got off to a slow start and continue to move slowly this week. A source tells CBC dot com that negotiators have talked through a dozen topics but there hasn’t been much move... Read More

New tool is available to help farmers understand when temperature inversions occur

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University is offering a new tool to help farmers assess when temperature inversions occur in their region. The information can be useful in assessing the risk for herbicide drift when applying products such as dicamb... Read More

Census of Ag Helps Farmers Influence Future Policy

USDA Census of Agriculture forms will start showing up in farmers’ mailboxes in December. The national census is conducted by the National Ag Statistics Service every five years and it’s extremely important that farmers take time to respond. B... Read More

Farmers Receive 11 Cents of Thanksgiving Retail Food Dollar, NFU Farmer’s Share Shows

WASHINGTON – Farmers and ranchers take home just 11.4 cents from every dollar that consumers spend on their Thanksgiving dinner meals, according to the annual Thanksgiving edition of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmer’s Share publication. T... Read More

Monsanto Asks Judge to Overturn Arkansas Dicamba Ban

An Associated Press report says Monsanto went before an Arkansas judge on Friday to ask the court to stop the state’s plan to ban dicamba use from April through October. Dicamba has been a source of complaints from farmers across the state, who ... Read More

Trump Administration Appoints Nancy Johner to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Trump Administration recently appointed Nancy Johner as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA). Johner will join the Nebraska FSA team on Monday, Nov. 27. Johner comes to FSA fr... Read More

(Video) Ag Groups Celebrate Livestock Development

"Putting the Pieces Together" was the theme of the 2017 Alliance For the Future of Ag (AFAN) and We Support Ag (WSA) Annual Meeting. "We focused on building our resources," said AFAN/WSA executive director Kristen Hassebrook of the 2017 year.  "T... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Announce Young Cattlemen's Conference Class of 2018

Nebraska Cattlemen announced the 2018 class of the Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC). YCC nominees were accepted from throughout the state and selected by committee to participate in the two-year leadership program. The Class of 2018 includes: A... Read More