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Nebraska Leads Nation in Beef Exports to China

LINCOLN — Through October 2017, Nebraska exported more than half of the total share of U.S. beef to China, according to data recently released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Nebraska’s beef exports to C... Read More

Natural Resources Commission approves 12 applications for funding through the Water Sustainability Fund

(Kearney, Neb.)  —  The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved the funding of more than $10 million for 12 projects whose sponsors submitted applications for funding assistance from the Water Sustainability Fund (WSF), bringing the total W... Read More

Bayer, Luke Bryan, Celebrate Successful Feeding Campaign

A campaign by Bayer and country star Luke Bryan has donated more than one million meals to hungry families. Bayer says the “Here’s to the Farmer” campaign this year asked Luke Bryan fans to give thanks to American Farmers, while also helping... Read More

Nebraska Leads Nation in Beef Exports to China

Through October 2017, Nebraska exported more than half of the total share of U.S. beef to China, according to data recently released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Nebraska’s beef exports to China were $8.... Read More

USDA to Revisit Standard for Beef Carcass Grades

The Department of Agriculture announced it will revisit the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef, a move drawing praise from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. NCBA President Craig Uden  says the updates to the beef standa... Read More

South Dakota Farmer Elected to Lead National Soybean Checkoff

Lewis Bainbridge, a soybean farmer from South Dakota, was elected chair of the United Soybean Board (USB). Bainbridge, a third-generation farmer, previously served the board as USB vice chair. The soy checkoff, which works to maximize profit opportun... Read More

China Needs More Corn to Meet Fuel Mandate

To meet a fuel blend requirement, China must import more corn, according to industry analysts. A Stewart Peterson advisor tells Farm Journal's AgDay that China will need to import "an additional billion bushels of corn a year" to meet the mandate. Ea... Read More

Global Food Prices Slightly Lower in November

A measure of global food prices decreased in November largely due to a decline in dairy values. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations monthly Food Price Index averaged 175.8 points in November 2017, down 0.5 percent, from Octobe... Read More

NCBA, PLC Statement on Confirmation of Joseph Balash to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management

(WASHINGTON - December 7, 2017) - Today Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands, released the following statement on the confirmation of Joseph Balash to be Assistant ... Read More

Marshall leads letter against Livestock ELD Mandate

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., sent a letter to House and Appropriations Committee leadership encouraging the inclusion of language in any year-end funding mechanism that would provide a one year delay for implantat... Read More

WNCC Ag students plant knowledge among elementary schools

Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) students in the Applied Agriculture Technologies Program sat down with kindergartners from Longfellow Elementary Thursday morning to read "Before We Eat" by Pat Brisson as part of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Fou... Read More

Farmers and ranchers finish business at KFB Annual Meeting in Manhattan

Yesterday almost 400 Farm Bureau members of Kansas wrapped up business for their farm organization after debating and adopting policy statements for 2018. These policies will now become the organization’s roadmap for the 2018 legislative session. ... Read More

Riding for the brand

CURTIS, Neb. _  Horses and riders in a working stock horse competition in Colorado last weekend returned to Nebraska with winning attitudes and awards. The Aggie Ranch Horse Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis brought... Read More

USDA to Allow States Flexibility for SNAP

The U.S. Ag Department sent a letter to state administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program advising them that changes will be coming to the program. The Hagstrom Report says USDA will allow states more flexibility in managing SN... Read More