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Nebraska Farm Bureau Opposes Irrigation Tax Bill

 Nebraska Farm Bureau has registered its opposition to a bill seeking to tax the use of irrigation water. Introduced by Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus, LB 1022 would create a one-cent tax on every 10 gallons of water pumped from an irrigation well... Read More

National Weather Service Seminar at 3i SHOW

DODGE CITY, Kan. — The National Weather Service is presenting “Weather and Climate” on Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the 64th Annual 3i SHOW. The seminar is free and will be held in the “Presentation Area,” located in the southwest cor... Read More

Mexico Buying More Brazilian Corn as NAFTA Negotiations Continue

Mexico purchased ten times more corn from Brazil last year than it had previously. Reuters says that’s due to the uncertainty regarding the potential outcome of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Mexican government data and to... Read More

USDA Outlook: Not So Good

ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) -- A lower U.S. dollar value could boost agriculture exports, but the long-term outlook offers no real light at the end of the tunnel for the struggling farm economy, USDA's chief economist said on Thursday. The USDA Agricultura... Read More

Nebraska, Colorado State Officials Announce Republican River Settlement

 Today, the Governors and Attorneys General of Nebraska and Colorado announced their settlement of claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact.  A new agreement between the states was signed by Governor John H... Read More

USDA Seeks Ideas to Help SNAP Participants Become Independent

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it is looking for innovative ideas to promote work and self-sufficiency among able-bodied adults participating in the department’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The publ... Read More

Symposium to highlight issues of international trade in Nebraska

An upcoming symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will highlight the importance of international trade to Nebraska's economy. The Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance is hosting the inaugural CME Group Foundation Sym... Read More

How Potential ADM, Bungee Merger Would Impact Farmers

The possible merger of ADM and Bungee could decrease marketing outlets for farmers as the companies would combine operations. Chad Hart of Iowa State University told DTN-The Progressive Farmer this week that, however, unlike mergers in the seed bu... Read More

Republicans Deliver Letter to Congressional Leadership Calling on Section 199A Changes

A group of Republican lawmakers Wednesday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan calling for changes to Section 199A in the tax code. The group of more than 80 lawmakers says the changes will restore the c... Read More

Efforts to Move Northey Block Continue

Iowa Republicans took a strike at Senator Ted Cruz of Texas this week, saying his hold on the nomination of Iowa’s Bill Northey to the Department of Agriculture will harm his political standing. As Cruz continued his attack of the Renewable Fuel... Read More

Soil health to be highlighted at agronomy meeting in Oswego, Kansas

Soil health will take center stage at an upcoming K-State Research and Extension meeting on Wed., Feb. 28 near Oswego, Kansas. The meeting, “Cover Crops, Soil Health and Grazing,” will be focused on soil health as it pertains to agriculture, i... Read More

ASA Congratulates the 2018 Regional Winners of the Conservation Legacy Awards

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates the regional winners of the 2018 Conservation Legacy Awards. Mark Schleisman, Lake City, Iowa (Midwest Region) David and Linda Burrier, Union Bridge, Md. (Northeast Region) Grant Norwood... Read More

Got sheep?

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Got Sheep? If so, Join the Southwind Extension District of K-State Research and Extension, on Saturday March 3rd, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Bourbon County 4-H Building, for a Sheep Specialist Meet and Greet. K-State’s newes... Read More

Canadian Ag Minister Promoting Ag Trade in California

Canada’s top agriculture official is promoting trade between the U.S. and Canada in California this week. Canada says Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay is traveling to California to promote the Canada-California economic partn... Read More