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CPI Announces 2019 Scholarships

Cooperative Producers, Inc. (CPI)’s 2019 scholarship program is now open, and applications are being accepted through March 29, 2019. Students can find more information about eligibility at or stop by the corporate office in Hasti... Read More

North Dakota adds 2 weeds to noxious list

North Dakota has added two weeds to the state's list of noxious weeds. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture announced the addition of Palmer amaranth and houndstongue on Tuesday. Palmer amaranth is similar in appearance to waterhemp and w... Read More

Farm Bill Offers Glimmer of Hope for the New Year

Coming off one of the worst years that we’ve ever had, knowing that the farm bill had been passed by the end of December was a relief that we weren’t expecting. Just before Christmas, we were still in the process of harvest, for a crop that we we... Read More

Extension Crop Production Clinics Coming to Five Sites in January

Lincoln, Nebraska — The 2019 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Session topics will include cover crops, cropping systems, crop residue removal, soil... Read More

Smart Ag Touts Driverless Tractor Technology

An Ames, Iowa technology firm has revolutionized automation in agriculture with AutoCart® - a software application that fully automates a grain cart tractor and provides farmers valuable labor assistance during harvest. Justin Heath, the chief ma... Read More

NDA’S 2019 Poster Contest to Highlight Colorful Nebraska Agriculture

LINCOLN—From vibrant colors of crops, to colorful livestock, to the flavorful food on your plate, Nebraska agriculture is diverse and full of color. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is asking students to show just how colorful the state... Read More

Secretary Perdue Extends Deadline for MFP Payments

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program as provided by the trade mitigation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agricultu... Read More

Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers

There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The December bar... Read More

UNL Pulse Crop Expo

Ag producers from across the Midwest came to Kearney to learn more about pulse crops at UNL's Pulse Crop Expo. The expo was started with opening keynote speaker Luscas Haag, a K-State researcher with nearly a decade of pulse experience.  Haag spoke ... Read More

Ag Tech Conference Announces Precision Ag Speakers for Jan. 17-18 in Junction City

Producers, tech companies and university specialists among presenters COLBY, Kan. -- The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association (KARTA) and K-State Research and Extension have announced the speaker lineup for the 22nd Annual Kansas Ag T... Read More

Lindsay Corporation Reports Fiscal 2019 First Quarter Results

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2019--Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, today announced results for its first quarter ended November 30, 2018... Read More

Tight margins hurting ethanol production in Nebraska

Ethanol in 2018 started out on a good foot, but faltered early in the year and has been unable to regain its footing. Then, the day after the new year, Pacific Ethanol based in Sacramento, Calif. announced it would likely halt production in its west... Read More

Crop Production Roadshow Coming to West-Central Nebraska

Nebraska Extension will host its second annual Crop Production Roadshow in January. The roadshow is a series of meetings across west-central Nebraska focusing on production issues and research updates specific to the region. Extension educators wi... Read More

NWB announces January meeting

The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its next meeting Monday, January 14, 2019 at West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 West State Farm Road, North Platte, NE 69101. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. CST. During the meeting, the NW... Read More