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Increase in Ethanol Production Likely to Outpace Near-Term Demand

According to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, the ethanol market will soon face worsening slim-to-negative profit margins, which could potentially push the industry toward consolidation. However, producers that are well-capit... Read More

UNMC ophthalmologist provides safety tips for viewing eclipse

A solar eclipse will take place on Aug. 21. People interested in viewing the event need to keep some important safety tips in mind. During a total eclipse, the sun gradually disappears behind the moon and then reappears. Glowing like a halo, ... Read More

USDA Designates Three Counties in South Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Nebraska

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Aurora, Charles Mix and Gregory counties in South Dakota as primary nat... Read More

EPA Extends Comment Period on Rescinding WOTUS Rule

Comments on the proposed rescinding of the controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule are now due September 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday, August 16, a 30-day extension. Comments on the proposed ending of the O... Read More

2017 Crop Share Leasing Trends in Nebraska

The Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights Report 2016-2017 provides recent trends on land values and rental rates for landlords, tenants, and stakeholders. Each year, a special feature section covers emerging issues related to agricultural la... Read More

SHIC Works to Validate Methods to Monitor Feed for Swine Pathogens

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently funded a study to be conducted by Kansas State University researchers to investigate using dust samples to monitor for swine pathogens in US feed mills. There is potential for the findings to lead t... Read More

U.S., Canadian and Mexican Farm Groups Support Modernized NAFTA

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) today sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials reiterating their call... Read More

Will the Eclipse Affect Soybean Growth?

Q: Daryl Obermeyer: With soybeans being sensitive to length of the night, will the mid day total darkness of the eclipse in southern Nebraska affect the maturing of the soybean plant? A: No, but that is a perceptive question.  Soybeans are ... Read More

Answering Upcoming NASS Surveys Impacts Farmers' Bottom Lines

The confidential crop survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be arriving in the mailboxes of Southern farmers soon, and it is very important that recipients take the time to complete it. The number of farmers comp... Read More

Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Animal Health Regulations

A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) building at 1320 Res... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16, 2017

08-16-17 Central Valley Ag Elgin          Corn -     317       Beans - 830 Humphrey     Corn -    305    Beans - 833 Monroe      Corn -   305    Beans - 836 Oakland E. Hub    Corn -    305    Beans - 8... Read More

Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Trade Leaders Outline Principles for NAFTA Modernization

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska’s leaders in international trade outlined principles for North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) modernization ahead of planned negotiations on the agreement.  Negotiations between the United States, ... Read More

In New NCBA Video, EPA Administrator Pruitt Urges Ranchers to Submit WOTUS Comments

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2017) - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association today released a video featuring Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, in which Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal... Read More

Nebraska Soybean Grower Opens USSEC Trade Exchange in Omaha

Belden, Ne farmer Jim Miller, chair of the US Soybean Export Council, welcomes people from 58 countries to Omaha for the 2017 US Soy Global Trade Exchange.  During this 3 day conference, USSEC will continue to build preference for US soybeans in the... Read More