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Early academics launch career pathways

CURTIS, Neb. — A career search for agriculture or veterinary health professions begins earlier and earlier for today’s young people. With a statewide academic mission of the Nebraska College o... Read More

Fertilizer Prices Higher for Fifth Straight Week

Retail fertilizer prices continue to move higher slowly, according to prices tracked by DTN for the second week of October 2018. For the fifth week in a row, all eight major fertilizers were higher compared to a month earlier. None of the eight,... Read More

Further Farm Bill Delays Possible

Progress on the farm bill following the November midterm elections could be stalled even further, depending on the need for disaster relief stemming from Hurricane Michael. House Agriculture Committee ranking Democrat Collin Peterson this week spe... Read More

U.S. Now has 6.5 Million Acres of Organic Certified Land

An organic industry data service says the U.S. now has 6.5 million acres of organic certified land. A report from Mercaris  reveals that, as of August 2018, there are 17,648 U.S. farms certified as compliant with the USDA National Organic Program st... Read More

McConnell: No NAFTA 2.0  Vote This Year

As expected, the U.S. Senate will not consider the updated North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, in 2018. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg News a vote on the updated agreement would not h... Read More

Hemp could be big in Minnesota if it overcomes legal hurdles

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — John Strohfus is rehabilitating the outlaw of Minnesota agriculture. "People think this is new," said Strohfus, as he sifted hemp seed through his fingers at his Afton farm. "But the only thing new is that farmers can grow... Read More

U.S. Seeking Trade Agreements with Japan, EU, UK

The U.S. formally announced it will seek trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced this week that the U.S. will seek to negotiate three separate trade agreements with... Read More

US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday criticized the European Union for moving too slowly in trade talks and warned that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out. Amid rising trans-Atl... Read More

Gregory gears up for South Dakota's booming pheasant season

You would have to start pretty early in the year to get a jump on Chad Stevicks. The manager of the Runnings farm and fleet store in Gregory, Stevicks runs "the circus," the store on opening day of ring-necked pheasant hunting season, Oct. 20 this... Read More

Continuing Momentum of Free Trade Agreements  Welcome News for Soybean Growers

Trade negotiations are officially on the horizon with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom, continuing the momentum generated by a bilateral deal with South Korea (KORUS) and a renegotiated NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada, now the ... Read More

Applying Interconnected Game Theory to Analyze Transboundary Waters: A Case Study of the Kura-Araks Basin

A number of environmental problems are international in nature, including many water management issues. Rivers, for example, do not recognize political boundaries. Therefore, pollution generated in one country can affect neighboring countries, while ... Read More