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Central Platte NRD Changes Title Search/Transfer Fees Policy

(GRAND ISLAND, NE) – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) board made changes to how the District handles title searches and transfer fees at their monthly meeting on Thursday.  Landowners who transfer more than four certified ... Read More

Governor Brownback Declares May As 'Beef Month'

Many products get publicity and special recognition throughout the year, but in Kansas, if any product deserves its own month, it’s beef. That’s why Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has declared May as Beef Month. This declaration marks the 33rd consecu... Read More

Wheat Tour Participants to Scout for Rust and Viruses

Nearly 90 grain traders, government officials, reporters, millers and even a few farmers start the 2017 Wheat Quality Council's Hard Winter Wheat Tour on May 1. Over the three-day tour, they will canvass the state's wheat crop from Manhattan to Colb... Read More

Cargill Exiting U.S. Cattle Feeding Business

Cargill has announced it will exit from its U.S. cattle feeding business. The move means that in the last year, the company has gone for the fourth-largest feeder in the U.S., to completely leaving the sector. Cargill has reached an agreement to sell... Read More

New NAHMS Survey to Measure Antibiotic Use, Stewardship National Pork Board Urges Producer Participation

DES MOINES – April 27, 2017 – Starting in May, the USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will ask pig farmers who have at least 1,000 pigs and farm in any of the top 13 pork-producing states about their on-farm antimicrobial u... Read More

Annual Forages and Windrow Grazing as an Alternative to Cash Grain Crops

The relationship between current grain prices and forage/pasture prices in western Nebraska is creating a scenario where forage crops may provide an economically viable alternative to a cash grain crop. From an economic perspective, at current market... Read More

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Voices Support for Tackling of Canada’s Protectionist Dairy Practices

Adding to the groundswell of recognition that Canada’s protectionist dairy policies are harmful to U.S. dairy exports, a bipartisan group of 68 members of the House of Representatives wrote to President Donald Trump yesterday urging him to in... Read More

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding President Trump’s Action to Renegotiate, Not Withdraw, from NAFTA

“President Trump’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada, and Mexico versus completely withdrawing from the trade compact is clearly the right decision. Stepping away from a trad... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR THURSDAY APRIL 27, 2017

04-27-17 Central Valley Ag Elgin          Corn -     320       Beans - 848 Humphrey     Corn -    315    Beans - 850 Monroe      Corn -   315    Beans - 860 Oakland E. Hub    Corn -    315    Beans - 8... Read More

Union Pacific Reports First Quarter 2017 Results Higher

Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2017 first quarter net income of nearly $1.1 billion, or a first quarter record $1.32 per diluted share.  This compares to about $1.0 billion, or $1.16 per diluted share, in the first quarter 2016. First Q... Read More

Nebraska Extension Aims to Create Healthy Environments for Children

Lincoln, Nebraska, April 27, 2017 – Nebraska Extension is combating childhood obesity across the state by implementing programs to improve healthy eating and physical activity patterns in youth.    Extension professionals focused on food, nutri... Read More

ASA Welcomes President Trump’s Decision to Focus on NAFTA Modernization

WASHINGTON (April 27, 2017) – The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed an announcement from President Donald Trump late Wednesday that the United States would remain a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The announceme... Read More

Farmers’ Share of the Food Dollar is Still Low

A Farm Journal report says some consumers may still look at grocery store prices and think farmers are making a lot of money off the commodities they produce. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report says for every dollar that consumers spend on food,... Read More

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Late this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the l... Read More