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Film Features Nebraska Sandhills Ranch

It is a documentary featuring the rolling Nebraska Sandhills, but it is not about the sandy soil and mixed prairies. "It's really a film about doing the right thing, working hard, being decent to y... Read More

UW grad has bred, trained some of steer wrestling's stars

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — Sean Mulligan never pictured himself breeding horses. The 42-year-old expected steer wrestling to consume his life after graduating from the University of Wyoming in 1998. Those plans changed around Labor Day 2004. It wa... Read More

Farm Export Prices Post Large Declines

U.S. agriculture export prices fell 5.3 percent last month. Data released by the U.S. Department of Labor shows the decline is the largest drop in farm exports since 2011. The decline in July followed a one percent decrease in June, which followed... Read More

China unloads U.S. soybean cargo amid public worries about cost of trade war

BEIJING (Reuters) - A vessel carrying U.S. soybeans was unloading its cargo worth at least $23 million at the Chinese port of Dalian on Monday, becoming one of the first shipments to incur hefty new import duties as the trade row deepens between Beij... Read More

2018 America's Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced

DES MOINES, IA – Aug. 15, 2018 – The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs foll... Read More

Florida Orange Crop Bouncing Back Post-Hurricane

Florida orange growers appear to be catching a break this year, following last year’s devastating hurricane season and declines due to citrus greening. The state may harvest 70 million boxes of oranges this year, compared to just 44.9 million last ... Read More

Pork Checkoff Launches New Digital Asset Library

The Pork Checkoff recently launched its new Digital Asset Library for media and others interested in pig farming. Found at, the library features thousands of photos from pig farms, as well as images of delicious pork dishes and other... Read More

Sorghum Field Days

LINCOLN — Sorghum farmers are invited to attend the 2018 Sorghum Field Days to be held at two locations during September.  Field performance of commercial hybrids, updates on markets, sorghum agronomics and checkoff activities are planned for the ... Read More

(Video) Morning Ag News - Aug. 15, 2018

The latest in agriculture news and information. Story 1: Rural Futures Institute summer-long projects focused on rural vitality. Story 2: China: U.S. agriculture won't recover from trade war More agriculture news and information: ...... Read More

Water Technology Field Day Aug. 15

HOLCOMBE, Kan. — The Kansas State University Southwest Research and Extension Center in Garden City will host a unique three-for-one field day at Roth Farms, located north of Holcombe. The Water Technology Field Day features many of the technolo... Read More

U.S., Mexico, Close to Reaching NAFTA Deal

The U.S. and Mexico are “very, very close” to reaching a deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. A White House economic adviser said this week the negotiation teams were going through the perceived final details. The U.S. is ho... Read More