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U.S. Beef, Poultry and Egg Products Gain New Market Access in Tunisia

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export certificates ... Read More

Senators Seek USDA-Wide Water Quality Initiative for Conservation Measures

A bipartisan group of Senators is seeking a USDA-wide National Water Quality Initiative to prioritize conservation measures in the 2018 Farm Bill to address water quality. In a letter, the Senators point out that the 2018 Farm Bill made "historic ... Read More

State Energy Office Offers 1% Loans to All Nebraskans

(LINCOLN, NE) — After the historic flooding and devastation in Nebraska’s communities, the Nebraska Energy Office, in conjunction with Nebraska lending institutions, began providing assistance to those affected by floods, by offering Dollar an... Read More

Farmer's Cooperative celebrates 100 years, awards dividend checks

HEMINGFORD -- Farmer's Cooperative Elevator Co. is celebrating its 100th year and what better way to celebrate than to have dividend checks for its patrons. At the annual stockholders meeting April 16, in Hemingford, Farmers Cooperative President ... Read More

Score And Cull Cows

Question: I have a young cow, on her second calf. She has a rather ugly udder and two overly large teats. The calf is doing fine but won't suck those two teats. Disposition-wise, the cow is a little high-strung, and I have problems milking those tea... Read More

Fertilizer Prices Steady as Application Ramps Up

Though fertilizer applications have begun to ramp up in some areas of the Corn Belt, average retail prices saw only small moves in either direction the second week of April 2019, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. Prices for five of the eight m... Read More

Japan reports exports, trade surplus slid in March

Japan's exports declined in March as shipments to China dropped more than 9%, pulling the nation's trade surplus sharply lower. The data released Wednesday by the Finance Ministry was more or less in line with forecasts. The report followed two da... Read More

Heuermann Lecture to Focus on Water Management for Food Security

Lincoln, Nebraska, April 17, 2019 – Mark Rosegrant, research fellow emeritus at the International Food Policy Research Institute, will discuss managing water and agriculture for sustainable food security during the next Heuermann Lecture on April 3... Read More

(Video) Husker Food Connection brings agriculture to UNL's city campus

LINCOLN, NE - University of Nebraska- Lincoln agriculture students bridged the gap between producers and consumers during the 2019 Husker Food Connection. Using live animals, large tractors and free food, students from UNL's East Campus spent Tue... Read More

Federal judge awards legal fees in Iowa ag gag lawsuit case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $181,000 in legal fees to seven lawyers who successfully fought a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigatio... Read More

China eyes U.S. poultry, pork imports in trade talks

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - China would likely lift a ban on U.S. poultry as part of a trade deal and may buy more pork to meet a growing supply deficit, but it is not willing to allow a prohibited growth drug used in roughly half the U.S. hog herd,... Read More