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(Video) Nebraska National Guard airdrops hay to cattle

In an effort to get feed to isolated cattle, the Nebraska Army National Guard used a helicopter to drop prairie hay bales near Richland, Nebraska. Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers used a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to secure multiple bales of h... Read More

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanim... Read More

KFB donates to Nebraskans affected by flooding

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture has donated $10,000 to assist Nebraska farmers and ranchers recover from record flooding affecting the state. The money will go to Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Disaster Relief Fund. T... Read More

SB 68 signed into law

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is excited to announce that Governor Kristi Noem has signed Senate Bill 68, the “Fake Meat” bill. SB 68 relies on existing statutory definitions of meat food products and meat by-p... Read More

Extreme weather and the Livestock Indemnity Program

From UNL BeefWatch online magazine The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortal... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2019

03-20-19 Central Valley Ag - Elgin Corn - 335 Beans - 789 Humphrey Corn - 333 Beans - 800 Monroe Corn - 333 Beans - 800 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 335 Beans - 800 Royal Hub Corn - 337 Beans - 789 Wakefield Corn - 328 Beans - 785 West Point Corn ... Read More

USDA Ready to Help Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Recover from Recent Blizzards, Floods

LINCOLN, Neb. March 20, 2019 – Extreme weather conditions like the recent “bomb cyclone” and the ongoing flooding impacted many farmers and ranchers in Nebraska. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disaster assistance programs availab... Read More

ENREC Hay and Fencing Supplies Donation Site

In case you hadn’t heard, the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center near Mead is serving as a collection location for hay (large bales) donations and fencing materials for livestock owners/managers who were impacted by the recent adverse... Read More

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Launches Multi-Million Dollar U.S. Branding Campaign

New Zealand grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and lamb is praised by chefs, retailers and consumers all over the world. Thanks to growing U.S. market demand, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, which represents New Zealand's beef and sheep farmers, is launching a... Read More

Drying off after bomb cyclone in the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming

It has been a week since the historic bomb cyclone blizzard, brought rain and snow to areas of the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming. The blizzard dropped anywhere from 10 to 12 inches with the wind creating drifts up to 6ft or more. Cattle losses ar... Read More

Honey Bee Colonies More Successful By Foraging on Non-Crop Fields

Honey bee colonies foraging on land with a strong cover of clover species and alfalfa do more than three times as well than if they are put next to crop fields of sunflowers or canola, according to a study just published in Scientific Reports... Read More

Nebraskans, Others Step Up to Help Flood Victims  Many Resources Available

Lincoln, Neb. – Overnight, the number of cities under emergency declarations in response to the devastation from the historic weather events increased to 89. There are 77 counties under declarations, 4 tribal nations, and 5 special government ... Read More

Market Impacts of a Meat Tax

Over time, animal activists and environmentalists have made calls to put a tax on meat. What effect would that have? To find out, we estimated the impacts that a retail-level greenhouse gas (GHG) tax on meat would have on livestock and grain markets.... Read More

Scoular Announces New Manufacturing Facility to Be Constructed in Seward, Nebraska

Scoular, an employee-owned company based in Omaha, Neb., that offers diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe, has announced that an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary... Read More