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Wheat code finally cracked; wheat genome sequence will bring stronger wheat varieties to farmers

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, published today in the international journal Science a detailed descripti... Read More

Make the Most of August Recess

August presents a huge opportunity for agricultural advocacy, with federal lawmakers in their home districts, hosting constituent meetings and interacting directly with the people they were elected to serve. Lawmakers are interested in learning about... Read More

ADM Strengthens Global Footprint with Acquisition of Brazilian Oilseeds Facilities

CHICAGO---Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has reached an agreement to purchase certain assets of Brazil-based Algar Agro, including oilseeds processing facilities in Uberlândia in the state of Minas Gerais, and Por... Read More

Senator Grassley believes EPA has taken RIN generation from exports off the table

Sen. Chuck Grassley says the Environmental Protection Agency is no longer considering a controversial provision that would have made exported ethanol and biodiesel eligible for the credits used to measure compliance with the federal blending mandate.... Read More

County planning board approves proposed chicken farm

LINCOLN, Neb. - A proposal for a giant chicken farm has been advanced by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission. The commission voted 6-3 Wednesday to approve a special permit for Randy Essink. He plans to build four barns in southwest L... Read More

Hail Hits Crops Near North Platte

A thunderstorm containing large hail traveled through parts of Nebraska yesterday. Near North Platte, hail pummeled corn and soybean fields.  These photos were taken east and southeast of North Platte. Photo by Randy via Twitter (@crzy4wx ) ... Read More

(Video) Film Features Nebraska Sandhills Ranch

It is a documentary featuring the rolling Nebraska Sandhills, but it is not about the sandy soil and mixed prairies. "It's really a film about doing the right thing, working hard, being decent to your fellow human being and the animals that are in... Read More

Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska endorse Bob Krist for Governor

For the first time in its 13-year existence, the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) have endorsed a candidate for office when the board voted to endorse Bob Krist for Governor of Nebraska. Krist had announced that he would run as an Independen... Read More

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Offers $145K in Startup Funds for Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2018 – The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, today opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. T... Read More

China unloads U.S. soybean cargo amid public worries about cost of trade war

BEIJING (Reuters) - A vessel carrying U.S. soybeans was unloading its cargo worth at least $23 million at the Chinese port of Dalian on Monday, becoming one of the first shipments to incur hefty new import duties as the trade row deepens between Beij... Read More

2018 America's Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced

DES MOINES, IA – Aug. 15, 2018 – The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs foll... Read More