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Cattlemen Invite President Trump and Vice President Pence to Survey Wildfire Damage in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON (April 25, 2018) - Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association invited President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to visit Okla... Read More

Trucking Foundation committee awards $21,000 community college scholarships

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Trucking Foundation Board of Trustees awarded 14 scholarships of $1,500 each to support students pursuing careers in professional truck driving or diesel technology. The 2018 scholarship funds are distributed to Nebra... Read More

Soy Growers in D.C. to Talk Tariffs, Importance of Trade with China

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2018) — American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders from across the country took to Capitol Hill today to talk with lawmakers about the potential impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans. ASA President and Iowa f... Read More

Corn with straw mulch builds yield, soil carbon

How do you boost soil water content and soil health without irrigating? Best cover it with a layer of straw, a new study concludes.   Farmers in China’s Loess Plateau have for decades used both plastic and straw as a soil cover, or mul... Read More

Sorghum Prices Falls Three Times Lower After China Tariff Announcement

Grain-handling company Scoular tells Bloomberg that sorghum bids in the Gulf of Mexico have all but disappeared in the wake of a Chinese decision to impose a 179 percent tariff on U.S. imports. Bob Ludington oversees the Omaha, Nebraska-based comp... Read More

EPA Region 7 Accepting Proposals to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines

Lenexa, Kan. April 24, 2018) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates aw... Read More

Applications are Now Being Accepted for the  Valent and ASA Ag Voices of the Future Program

ST. LOUIS– The American Soybean Association (ASA) is now accepting applications for the Ag Voices of the Future program, sponsored by Valent USA. This program is for young people interested in improving their understanding of major policy issues th... Read More

Furnas, Red Willow and Hitchcock producers eligible for cover crop initiative

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ag producers in Furnas, Red Willow and Hitchcock counties are eligible to receive $49.29 per acre assistance for planting multispecies cover crops after wheat or other summer-harvested crop. Grazing is allowed on up to 75 percent... Read More

Lower-Profit Operations Have Some Things in Common

Markets are impossible to control, but cost management is the difference between profit and loss for many cattle operations. A recent study out of Kansas State University sifted through reams of data and found that when comparing 61 different co... Read More

Seven UNL students are set to begin summer internships sponsored by Nebraska Corn

LINCOLN, Neb. – As the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s spring semester winds down, seven students will soon be starting summer internship programs supported by the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Although these interns... Read More

Filibusters on Trump Nominees, Bills Complicate EPA Head Replacement

OMAHA (DTN) -- As much angst as EPA has caused for the ethanol industry with Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hardship waivers granted to small refineries, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said he doesn't believe EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should be r... Read More