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Bayer to invest $5.6 billion in new weed killing methods

BERLIN (AP) — German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer says it plans to invest some 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in developing "additional methods to combat weeds." ... Read More

Cool spring delays planting and pushes wheat harvest to August

Cool, cloudy days and afternoon rains have plagued the Panhandle of Nebraska and eastern Wyoming this spring. While the weather caused many farmers to plant later than usual the Hard Red Winter Wheat, which was already in the ground is still tryi... Read More

Celebrating Black Cows, Corn Cobs and Dads! -- Friday Five (June 14, 2019)

What do black cows, corn, strawberries, fudge, beef jerky and dads have in common? They're all being celebrated this week! This week's episode of Friday Five highlights five random celebrations you probably missed this week -- but mark your calend... Read More

WASDE Report & Prevented Planting -Trading Bits and Bytes with Jeff Peterson

The latest edition of Trading Bits and Bytes focuses on the recent WASDE Report and Prevented Planting. Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners joins Susan Littlefield to discuss the upside potential of the corn and soybean markets. USDA cut c... Read More

(Video) BigIron Reality's Fridays in the Field - Brenden and Lukas Fricke (06/14/19)

On this week's edition of BigIron Reality's Fridays in the Field, we meet Brenden and Lukas Fricke of Ulysses, Nebraska. The brothers operate a diversified farm in Bulter County.  They grow corn, soybeans and milo while raising pigs. In addition... Read More

Public listening sessions on university president search begin June 20-21

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters, and members of the public are invited to a series of listening sessions beginning June 20 and 21 to gather input on the search for the next president of the University of Nebraska.   The executive... Read More

EU seals deal to boost U.S. beef imports: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed a deal to allow U.S. farmers a larger share of Europe’s beef market, EU sources and diplomats said, in a move that could help to defuse transatlantic trade tensions. The deal will result in the ... Read More

USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to relocate the headquarters of two research agencies to the Kansas City area, intensifying concerns that research will suffer. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the move Thursday and said it wil... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage ... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces Kansas City Region as Location for ERS and NIFA

(Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to... Read More

Sens. Moran, Blunt, Roberts, Hawley Applaud Kansas City Selection for New ERS & NIFA Location

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today applauded U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s selection of the Kansas City area as the new location for the U.S. Departm... Read More