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Smith Earns Nebraska Farm Bureau “Friend of Agriculture” Designation

U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NFBF-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Smith, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Repres... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2018

02-21-18 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn – 330 Beans – 946 Humphrey Corn – 330 Beans – 946 Monroe Corn – 330 Beans – 951 Oakland E. Hub Corn – 330 Beans – 951 Royal Hub Corn – 330 Beans – 951 Wakefield Corn – 322 Beans –... Read More

Xcel Energy's wind farm plans hit regulatory roadblock

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A hearing examiner is urging New Mexico regulators to reject an earnings proposal related to Xcel Energy's two planned wind farms along the Texas-New Mexico border. At issue is a proposal that would allow the utility to ... Read More

Maconaquah serves up first batch of school-raised beef

BUNKER HILL, Ind. (AP) — Cheeseburgers and beef tacos were on the menu recently at Maconaquah Middle School. But these weren't just any cheeseburgers and tacos. They were made from a cow raised by students right outside the cafeteria doors. The ... Read More

Small, midsize farms decreasing in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says small and midsize farms across Nebraska have lost much of their land and revenue to bigger operations over the past two decades. The Omaha World-Herald reports that many of these farms ... Read More

Looking at Changes to Depreciation

Today I'd like to discuss the changes to depreciation. As you may know, in 2017 you could take up to $510,000 of Section 179 (subject to phase out) on new and used equipment, and 50% bonus depreciation on new equipment. The asset must be placed in se... Read More

Fertilizer Institute Issues Annual Industry Report

The Fertilizer Institute 2017 State of the Fertilizer Industry report shows a continued investment in nutrient management and stewardship, among other things. Organizers say the annual report, which is part of the organizations stewardship and sus... Read More

Senators Urge Trump to Rejoin TPP

A group of Republican Senators is urging President Donald Trump to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The 25 lawmakers, including many from western and farm states, encouraged Trump to "work aggressively to secure reforms that w... Read More

Plant-based Protein Eaters: It’s About Taste

New results from a research firm shows U.S. adults who eat plant-based proteins do so for taste above all other factors. Research firm Mintel reports 52 percent of adults surveyed say taste is the top reason for the choice, outranking diet concern... Read More

Department of Economic Development, University Collaborate on Japanese Trade Delegation

February 20, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – A collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is helping to strengthen the state’s ties to a major international trading partner. ... Read More

Weighing Possible Huge Merger

OMAHA (DTN) -- The possible merger of two of the world's largest grain and oilseed processing companies likely wouldn't move prices for farmers. However, it likely would have a bigger impact on farmers outside the heart of the Corn Belt. That's the ... Read More