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NDOT reports bridge damage in multiple regions in Nebraska

  March 21, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is reporting that at least fifteen bridges on the State highway system have washed out or have been damaged. T... Read More

Brazil Opens Up to More U.S. Wheat Imports

U.S. wheat growers are thrilled about a joint announcement from Washington and Brazil that says the South American country will establish a 750,000-ton quota for tariff-free wheat imports. The  U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association o... Read More

Thanks Going to President Trump for Federal Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Nebraska and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, straight-line winds, and f... Read More

Sound Agriculture Among Winners of AgFunder's Innovation Awards

Sound Agriculture announced today that it was named one of the winners of AgFunder's Innovation Awards. The company was awarded Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond in the Farm Tech Category. The announcement was made at the World Agri-Tech... Read More

Utah advises horse owners to take precautions due to virus

Utah's state veterinarian is advising horse owners to limit travel for their animals and to take precautions because of multiple cases of an equine virus reported in neighboring Nevada. Dr. Barry Pittman says the cases reported in Nevada involve h... Read More

Dr. Smith receives teaching award

CURTIS, Neb. – Animal science is a profession and passion for Doug Smith, a Texan-turned-Nebraskan.   The professor who has coached students in livestock evaluation, instructed hundreds of college freshmen and sophomores, and mentored young peop... Read More

Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an emergency executive order to provide aerial assistance to flood-stricken Nebraska. The order came after Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts requested Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter support. Minnesota sent... Read More

Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after their treatment plants shut down and left them in need of fresh water. ... Read More

(Video) Nebraska National Guard airdrops hay to cattle

In an effort to get feed to isolated cattle, the Nebraska Army National Guard used a helicopter to drop prairie hay bales near Richland, Nebraska. Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers used a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to secure multiple bales of h... Read More

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanim... Read More

KFB donates to Nebraskans affected by flooding

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture has donated $10,000 to assist Nebraska farmers and ranchers recover from record flooding affecting the state. The money will go to Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Disaster Relief Fund. T... Read More