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FDA REPORT NOTES REDUCTION IN LIVESTOCK ANTIBIOTIC SALES

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued its annual report on antibiotics sales for livestock agriculture. It showed the first decline in year-to-year sales since recording began. According to the Animal Health Institute (AHI),... Read More

NU REGENTS APPROVE YEUTTER INSTITUTE AT NEBRASKA

The creation of the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was approved Dec. 5 by the Board of Regents. The institute aims to prepare students to understand, participate in and shape gl... Read More

CFRA Releases Priorities for '18 Farm Bill

On Friday, the Center for Rural Affairs released its 2018 farm bill policy platform, “A Farm Bill for Rural America.” Written by Anna Johnson, policy associate, and Rural Policy Program staff, the platform reflects more than 40 years of on-the... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Fall 2017 semester. Once again, he's joined by a special guest, the President of the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Hank Bounds. This week, we got a summary ... Read More

Prevented Planting Option Ended

Farmers in Northern Plains states and parts of the Corn Belt will lose the prospect of larger potential payouts under prevented planting claims following a crop-insurance change announced earlier this week by USDA's Risk Management Agency. For yea... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR FRIDAY DECEMBER 08, 2017

12-08-17 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 300 Beans - 893 Humphrey Corn - 308 Beans - 895 Monroe Corn - 308 Beans - 899 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 304 Beans - 897 Royal Hub Corn - 302 Beans - 899 Wakefield Corn - 294 Beans - 895 West Point Corn - ... Read More

AFBF President Zippy Duvall Appointed to White House Trade Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.– American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has been appointed to the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.  Members of the ACTPN advise the president on the potential effects of propo... Read More

DNR to Present Land Use Review to Central Platte NRD Board

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)-  The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources will present a preliminary robust review of land use at the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) board of directors meeting scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec... Read More

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