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Two Midwest Ethanol Plants Approved for California Cellulosic Market

A fraction of ethanol produced at two plants in Nebraska and Iowa now will qualify as cellulosic ethanol in California's fuel market, after the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, recently approved technology pathways. Siouxland Ethanol, a ... Read More

Renewable Fuels Month is a key time to celebrate Nebraska’s cleaner-burning fuel options

LINCOLN, Neb. – May is typically the kick-off to the summer drive season, and it’s also a time to celebrate renewable fuel choices through Renewable Fuels Month. Since 2006, the acting Nebraska governor has dedicated one month out of each year to... Read More

Iowa governor signs law enabling industrial hemp production

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers will have the option of growing industrial hemp next year under a law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature with overwhelming support last month with just one no vote... Read More

Extension Offers Real-Time Answers to Flood-Related Lawn, Landscape Questions

Lincoln, Nebraska, May 9, 2019 — Nebraska Extension is offering a new opportunity to help homeowners get the answers they need following historic flooding. The Lawn and Landscapes Flood Recovery hotline and video chat will be available May 13-18 to... Read More

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such c... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report: Planting Continues to Slow *AUDIO*

U.S. farmers fell further behind in the race to plant corn, soybean and spring wheat last week, according to USDA NASS' weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. As of Sunday, an estimated 30% of the nation's corn was planted, up only 7 percentage poin... Read More

Tomato Pan-Genome Makes Bringing Flavor Back Easier

Almost everyone agrees that store-bought tomatoes don't have much flavor. Now, scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) may have spotlighted the solution in a paper just published in Nature Gen... Read More

USDA Reports Flash- Higher New Corn, Soybean Ending Stocks Projected

OMAHA -- In one of the first supply and demand forecasts for crops that largely still need a window for planting, USDA projected 2.485 billion bushels of ending stocks for corn and 970 million bushels of soybeans ending stocks in the 2019-20 crops. ... Read More

(Video) Tariffs, Weather & Trade Talks - Market Commentary w/ Jeff Peterson

It has been a chaotic week in the grain markets. Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners joins Susan Littlefield to breakdown the factors influencing the market trade. Topics: - Tariffs on China are Increasing - Weather is Causing Planting D... Read More

Filipino Customers Prefer U.S. Soy, Says Michigan Farmer

Michigan farmer Laurie Isley was excited to see how U.S. Soy was being used in the Philippines during her March 2019 visit. In this video, she highlights her visits to a soymilk manufacturer and a feed mill. At the feed mill, she learned they not onl... Read More

Sorghum Board Seeks Applicants for Open Seat in District 3

LINCOLN – One directorship on the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board is open for appointment. The appointment will fill directorship to represent District 3. The term for the members currently filling these seats will expire July 1, 2019. The filing dead... Read More

USDA Reports Preview

USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on May 10 will show early estimates for 2019-20 before many of the practical details are known about the new season. Much to the dismay of U.S. producers needing higher prices, earl... Read More

(Video) Exploring Nebraska Agriculture with a Sack Lunch

Since 2010, The Nebraska Ag Sack Lunch Program has provided more than 45,000 sack lunches to fourth-grade students across the state while educating them about Nebraska’s agriculture industry. Listen to the full audio here. The Ag Ambassadors info... Read More

Ricketts to lead Nebraska trade mission to Japan, Vietnam

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is set to travel to Japan and Vietnam as part of an international trade mission. The governor's office announced Wednesday that Ricketts will visit the countries in September along with state econ... Read More