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Lawsuit By Nebraska Farmer Against Syngenta First To Go To Court

The first of at least a half dozen trials began Monday in state court in Minneapolis, as farmers and grain handlers try to prove Syngenta rushed its Viptera genetically engineered corn, and then a second insect-resistant GMO seed, to market before ob... Read More

Sorghum Scholarship Winner Named

The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association has named a Sterling high school senior to receive the 2017 NeGSPA Scholarship.  Selected is Micah Erickson son of Jim and Mary Erickson of Sterling, NE. The $400 scholarship is awarded to a graduatin... Read More

Keep an Eye Out for Power Lines During Planting Season

Earlier this month on a cloudless, sunny day, power was suddenly lost in several Nebraska communities. No energy, no lights. The question asked on a sunny day in those communities was what happened to the power? There wasn’t a storm, so what happen... Read More

Managing Herbicide Resistance in Soybeans

Here are some reminders about timing and management practices that can help improve control of herbicide resistant weeds this year. Weeds emerge year-round with different species having different emergence patterns. Knowing the species present in ... Read More

First Soybean Data Included In This Week's Crop Progress

U.S. corn planting jumped to a near-normal pace while national soybean planting was ahead of the five-year average in USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday afternoon. USDA estimated 17% of the nation's corn crop was planted as of Sund... Read More

NRD could lose valuable funding

The North Platte Natural Resources District is fighting to hold onto funds with the bill LB98. The bill if passed would extend the special budget authority of natural resources districts within river basins designated as fully appropriated and over-a... Read More

NBB Argues for Higher Advanced-Biofuel Volumes Before the D.C. Court of Appeals

Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014-16. The NBB challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inter... Read More

First Farmer Lawsuit on Deck Against Syngenta Over China Trade

The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday against Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China approved it for imports. The lawsuits allege Syng... Read More

2017 In-Depth Wheat Diagnostic School in Hutchinson, May 10-11

K-State Research and Extension will hold its 2017 Wheat In-Depth Diagnostic School on May 10 and 11 at the South Central Kansas Experiment Field, 10620 S. Dean Road, Hutchinson. On May 10, the hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On May 11, the hours are 8 a.m... Read More

Farmers Committed to Soil Health Stand Tall on Earth Day

How did you celebrate earth day this year? Visit Jason and Misty Lay's corn and soybean farm outside Bloomington, Ill., and it just may look like Earth Day all year long. They're among a growing number of farmers adopting modern sustainable ag practi... Read More

Planting Delays Possible if Forecasts for Above Normal Precipitation Hold True

Planting is underway in Nebraska but briefly stalled mid-week due to several storm fronts moving through. As of Monday 3% of the state’s corn crop was in the ground, compared to 6% last year, and equal to the five-year average of 3%, according to t... Read More

Scouting Advised for Alfalfa and Clover Leaf Weevils

Alfalfa weevils have been reported damaging alfalfa in north central Kansas and western Nebraska. As temperatures warm up, expect to see alfalfa weevil larvae in southern Nebraska and slightly later, in northern Nebraska. Both the alfalfa an... Read More

Local extension educators are part of farming collaboration in China

A collaboration between Nebraska and China, years in the making has finally put down roots in China's Shaanxi province. In November of 2016, Governor Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Economic Development had signed an agreement w... Read More

Candidates Sought For National Sorghum Checkoff Board

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for sorghum producers to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program board of directors.  There are five producer positions that will become vacant on the United Sorghum C... Read More