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OIE declares Brazil free of foot-and-mouth with vaccination

PARIS (Reuters) - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) declared Brazil free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) with vaccination on Thursday, opening new export prospects for the world’s largest beef exporter. The OIE already considered mo... Read More

Sorghum Checkoff Announces Leadership Sorghum Class IV

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Sorghum Checkoff is pleased to announce the members of Leadership Sorghum Class IV. Leadership Sorghum is a program hosted by the Sorghum Checkoff designed to develop the next generation of sorghum leaders and advocates. “... Read More

Senior Administration Officials to Address Pork Producers at World Pork Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2018 – Ambassador Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Greg Ibach, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, will address investors of the Nati... Read More

Ethanol Industry Leaders from South East Asia Visit Nebraska

Sioux City, Nebraska – On the heels of the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific held this week in Minneapolis, 20 high-level South East Asian government and industry representatives will tour Nebraska this week to see firsthand the full production an... Read More

The Nature Conservancy Teams with Nestlé Purina and Cargill to Improve Water Sustainability in the Beef Supply Chain

GOTHENBURG, Neb. -- The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestlé Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain. This project is expected to reduce the environmental impact ... Read More

Latest U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought Summary The active weather pattern persisted across most of the nation, though unfavorably dry, hot weather lingered over parts of the South and Southwest. During the 7-day period ending Tuesday morning, areas of heavy to excessive rainfall ... Read More

Groundwater Levels Rise 0.87 Feet on the Average in the Upper Big Blue NRD

During April-May 2018, the NRD measured 542 observation wells throughout the District and then averaged the data of all these wells.  Overall, the spring 2018 average measurement for the groundwater level change shows a rise of 0.87 feet from last ... Read More

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Sen. Sasse Bill to Address Livestock Transport

LINCOLN, NEB. – “On behalf of the members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau I want to thank Sen. Ben Sasse for introducing the ‘Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act.’ Today, livestock haulers are forced to operate under strict regulatio... Read More

(Video) Morning Ag News Update - May 24, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on the latest in agriculture news. Story 1: Farmers Union Urges E15 wavier  Story 2: House Members Call for an End to Thailand's Ban on U.S. Pork  ...... Read More

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Sunflower rust may be problematic in 2018 – be aware

Rust, caused by the fungal pathogen Puccinia helianthi, is not a disease that we see every year. However, if it occurs early in the season, it can pose severe disease problem of sunflowers in Nebraska, particularly in irrigated fields.      ... Read More