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Nebraska and Wyoming Lawmakers Call on Department of Agriculture to Cover Massive Irrigation Losses

Lincoln, NE - Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), along with Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY), wrote to the Secretary of Agriculture, se... Read More

Marshall speaks out against Administration waivers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the exemption of 31 refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel-blending requirements. Yesterday, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., sent a bipartisan letter to the Government ... Read More

Nebraska Corn Board provides incentive program to fuel retailers to increase ethanol offerings

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) is now accepting applications to participate in its Blender Pump Grant Program. Through this program, fuel retailers have an opportunity to receive up to $50,000 to help with the installation of blende... Read More

Maximize next year's yields by controlling volunteer wheat now

Hidden in the stubble of 2019's wheat harvest, wheat curl mites are moving to find sprouting volunteer wheat seedlings to inhabit and continue the life cycle of wheat streak mosaic virus. The wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) instigated by these mites... Read More

Biodiesel on the Ropes after EPA Punches, But Support Leaves Soy Hopeful

Soybean industry appreciates USDA & Congress backing RFS Washington, D.C. August 22, 2019. It’s a federal program designed to increase markets for American farmers, decrease U.S. dependency on foreign oil, and curb the carbon footprint ... Read More

China Soybean Sales Uncertain Annual Global Soybean Conference Aims to Find More Markets

CHICAGO (DTN) -- Even though a Chinese trade delegation is visiting Chicago for the annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange meeting in Chicago, there remains uncertainty on how much soy will be traded between the U.S. and China this year. Jim Sutter, ... Read More

Anthrax Found in Livestock in ND, TX

OMAHA (DTN) -- Anthrax, a disease which can affect both livestock and humans, continues to be an issue in different places across the country this growing season. At least two states have reported livestock cases in recent weeks. Anthrax was reporte... Read More

Huskers give back to Nebraska through flood work

Lincoln, Neb. — It’s been months since record-setting floods swept into Nebraska communities and recovery efforts continue to show progress. This summer, through a University of Nebraska serviceship program, several Huskers helped play a role... Read More

Raising Nebraska adds flood, climate experience to exhibit space

With the Nebraska State Fair just around the corner, top country music acts, carnival rides and cotton candy may be on your mind. But add to the list one more state fair MUST DO this year: Visit Raising Nebraska on the fairgrounds. Because they... Read More

USDA Pulls Employees from Crop Tour Following Threat

Farmer angst spread to Pro Farmer’s Midwest Crop Tour Wednesday. The Department of Agriculture pulled all personnel from the tour after an angry farmer allegedly threatened a USDA employee over the phone. Pro Farmer says the threat reported on t... Read More

Del Monte Foods closing Minnesota plant, cutting 360 jobs

Del Monte Foods Inc. announced plans to cut 363 jobs from its plant in Sleepy Eye, Minn., according to documents filed with Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development. In all, 69 full-time and 294 seasonal workers will be let go a... Read More

Farm Bureau Welcomes Tomato Deal with Mexico

The latest tomato agreement with Mexico shows the United States can work out trade disputes without resorting to tariffs and underscores the need to ratify the USMCA, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today.   “We are pleased and relieved... Read More

Smith to Hold Ag Update Tour Sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn

Washington, D.C. – As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn. The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith an... Read More

Mexico, US Agree on Tomato Duties

MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones) -- Mexican tomato growers reached a last-minute deal with the U.S. Commerce Department that will suspend an antidumping investigation and remove duties on U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes in exchange for Mexico raising prices ... Read More