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After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana ranchers with little grass to feed livestock are selling off their calves early after suffering the worst drought in the U.S. The Billings Gazette reported Sunday that eastern Montana ranchers are coping with droug... Read More

U.S., Japan, Planning Another Trade Meeting

Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with Japan Monday in Washington. D.C. to talk trade. Politico reports that Pence and Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister will meet for the second round of the U.S.-Japan economic dialogue launched by the Trump adminis... Read More

Come Tailgate with Huskers Fans Tomorrow!

We hope you'll turn out for the "Game Zone Tailgate with Nebraska Farmers & Ranchers" before tomorrow's game, from 9 to 11 a.m. This free breakfast and tailgate party will be at Super Saver/Pine Lake - at the south end of the parking lot.... Read More

THAILAND TO EXPLORE U.S. PORK IMPORTS

Following his recent visit to the U.S., Thailand’s prime minister this week asked the country’s agriculture ministry to study the impact of allowing U.S. pork imports, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. Despite an overwhelming body of ... Read More

Industry Award Nominations Due Nov. 13

The American Sheep Industry Association is now accepting nominations for yearly awards that will be presented at the 2018 Annual Convention on Feb. 2 in San Antonio. "We have brilliant and dedicated people and organizations in the sheep business... Read More

Nebraskan & Kansan Among Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (Oct. 13, 2017) – The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the results of its Board of Directors elections: Barbara Booth, president of Rivulis Irrigation Inc. (San Diego, CA) Michael Dukes, PhD, PE, CID, professor ... Read More

Bayer signs agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion

Leverkusen, October 13, 2017 – In light of the planned acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer has signed an agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion. The assets to be sold generated net sales of approximately EUR 1.3 ... Read More

Sharing the joy of gardening

LINCOLN — A new project is providing and promoting nutritionally dense fresh fruits and vegetables to emergency food access sites across Nebraska. The Cultivating Health Our Way (CHOW) project was piloted in Grand Island during the 2017 growing sea... Read More

Pastureland Values Hit New High

The average value of pastureland across America took a jump from last year. The average value is $1,350 per acre, up 1.5 percent from 2016. That value is a record-high since the U.S. Department of Agriculture first began keeping records. As a comp... Read More

Rabobank: U.S. Pork Industry Should Continue Growth

A new report from the RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness Group looks at the growth of the U.S. Pork industry and the factors that could influence continued growth. Rabobank analysis shows the pork sector could grow 11 percent between 2017 and 2025... Read More

U.S. Offers Proposal That Could Kill NAFTA in 5 years

U.S. negotiators officially offered the “sunset clause” proposal on Wednesday during the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. The sunset clause would bring NAFTA to an end after five years unless the three countries involved agree... Read More

CME Group declares victory over cattle market volatility

CHICAGO (Reuters) - CME Group Inc (CME.O) plans no further moves to reduce volatility in its cattle futures market, after making a series of changes to rein in wild price swings that drove away hedgers, a managing director said on Wednesday. Over th... Read More

Crop Production Report for Nebraska & Kansas

NEBRASKA: Based on October 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2017 corn production is forecast at a record 1.68 billion bushels, down 1 percent from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvest... Read More

USDA Lowers US Soy Ending Stocks, Bumps Corn Production, Yield

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- USDA pegged 2017-18 corn production at 14.28 billion bushels, on the high end of pre-report estimates and up 1% from the September forecast. The corn crop is expected to have an average yield of 171.8 bushels per acre, a 1.9-bushe... Read More