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Brandon Benitz is joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for our weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” here at the end of the Summer, as we look ahead to t... Read More

Deere Announces Third-Quarter Earnings of $642 Million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The harvest has come in for stock investors in Deere & Co (DE.N) but a more plentiful bounty may rest on further improvement in the farm equipment maker's performance. Even in a strong year for machinery stocks, Deere shares... Read More

Lighthizer: NAFTA Costing Jobs, Failing Americans

At the start of the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement this week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reports the deal had benefited many Americans, but it had also failed countless others. Lighthizer noted that C... Read More

Drought Still Burdening Rural Economy in 10 States

A new monthly report shows drought conditions continue to burden the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region rose slightly in August to 42.2 from July's abysmally low 40.7. The ind... Read More

U.S. Pork Gains Long-Awaited Access to Argentine Market

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 17, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating U.S. pork access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U... Read More

UNMC ophthalmologist provides safety tips for viewing eclipse

A solar eclipse will take place on Aug. 21. People interested in viewing the event need to keep some important safety tips in mind. During a total eclipse, the sun gradually disappears behind the moon and then reappears. Glowing like a halo, ... Read More

USDA Designates Three Counties in South Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Nebraska

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Aurora, Charles Mix and Gregory counties in South Dakota as primary nat... Read More

EPA Extends Comment Period on Rescinding WOTUS Rule

Comments on the proposed rescinding of the controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule are now due September 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday, August 16, a 30-day extension. Comments on the proposed ending of the O... Read More

2017 Crop Share Leasing Trends in Nebraska

The Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights Report 2016-2017 provides recent trends on land values and rental rates for landlords, tenants, and stakeholders. Each year, a special feature section covers emerging issues related to agricultural la... Read More

U.S., Canadian and Mexican Farm Groups Support Modernized NAFTA

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) today sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials reiterating their call... Read More

Will the Eclipse Affect Soybean Growth?

Q: Daryl Obermeyer: With soybeans being sensitive to length of the night, will the mid day total darkness of the eclipse in southern Nebraska affect the maturing of the soybean plant? A: No, but that is a perceptive question.  Soybeans are ... Read More