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NCGA: USDA Trade Aid Comes Up Short, Again

The National Corn Growers Association expressed disappointment that corn farmers impacted by trade tariffs and ongoing trade uncertainty would receive virtually no relief through the U.S. Department o... Read More

Farm Aid Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

In the midst of the worst farm crisis since the 1980s, Farm Aid announced today that it distributed more than half a million dollars in grant funding in 2018. Farm Aid grants invest in organizations working to build resilient farmers, who are key to ... Read More

Nebraska's Most Expensive Farm Listing Includes Irrigation, Beef Operation

Farmers and ranchers love accumulating assets, land in particular, but when markets are down and the outlook uncertain, sometimes there comes a point when it's time to see if you can cash out and move on. That's the story behind Nebraska's most ... Read More

Rye Cover Crop Recommendations

Although the 2018 corn  soybean harvest completion extended a few weeks longer than normal, mostly cover crops planted this fall have higher growth compared to last year. Among the mix of cover crops selected, cereal rye (Secale cereale) is likely t... Read More

A New Midge Emerges

The mysterious orange maggots that drilled into soybean stems and killed plants in parts of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota last summer now have known adult relatives. Entomologists were able to capture the adult version of the soybea... Read More

Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans

The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need ... Read More

Service to ag and service to extension recognized

Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle has recognized a Potter-area rancher and a leader in the dry edible bean industry for their years of service to agriculture in the Nebraska Panhandle. A non-profit organization involved in sustaining family and com... Read More

Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California. But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should ... Read More

China Soybean Purchase Larger Than Expected

China is officially buying U.S. soybeans again, which is good news for American agriculture. This week’s purchase amount was one for the record books. A Farm Journal report says the latest U.S. Soybean Export Sales Report from USDA shows that Ch... Read More

Soy Transportation Coalition elects officers during annual meeting

Ankeny, Iowa— The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) elected its officers and visited the nation’s leading export region for soybeans during the organization’s annual meeting on December 10-11 in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the annual mee... Read More

Potash -- More Supply Than Demand?

While global potash (K) fertilizer prices have been at their highest levels in the last three years due to cutbacks in supply, the outlook for the market is for more capacity than new demand. Potash producers with smaller, higher-cost production faci... Read More