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A new era of cattle identification on the horizon

DENVER — In meetings last week, the Producer Traceability Council reached consensus on two major points to increase the number of cattle identified in the U.S. The Council unanimously agreed the bes... Read More

Judge rejects plan for public land grazing allotments

An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in south-central Idaho in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep. The ruling directs the... Read More

EPA Awards $100,000 to Four Nebraska School Districts to Clean Up Diesel School Buses

(Lenexa, Kan) - Four Nebraska school districts were awarded $100,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace five older diesel school buses. The new buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma a... Read More

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor to Receive 2019 George Washington Carver Award

WASHINGTON -- The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary and former two-term Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack will receive the 12th annual George Washington Carver Award for... Read More

Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. B... Read More

Governor Ricketts Pumps E15, Promotes Ethanol while Proclaiming May as Renewable Fuels Month

On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Casey’s General Store on N 156th Street.  Following the official proclamation, the Governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tan... Read More

Doing Your Part: Recycle plastic ag pesticide containers for useful products

Recycling plastic is the right thing to do -- especially when it diverts about 75,000 pounds of pesticide containers annually from Nebraska landfills. “Clean containers are made into useful products for U.S. agriculture and industry,” said Clyde... Read More

NSP Commends Sec. 232 Tariffs Removal, Urges Congress to Approve USMCA

LUBBOCK, Texas — The announcement Friday, May 17, that Section 232 tariffs will be removed on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and Canada is anticipated news and an important step toward the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trad... Read More

Tee Bush, Mark Gardner earn NCTA awards

CURTIS, Neb. – Excellence and dedication exemplified by the faculty and staff of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are valued traits. Year-end awards were recently announced at an appreciation luncheon for all campus employees. A... Read More

Innovation lab gives up-close look at its impact

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Continuing to deliver on its promise to meet the grand challenge of helping feed the world, Kansas State University and its partners brought together nearly 100 researchers and funding recipients in west Africa last month to share... Read More

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

DETROIT (AP) — Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza. Little Caesars will start testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort... Read More