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African Swine Fever in China Continues Nationwide March

As of early December, China is reporting more than 80 cases of African swine fever (ASF) in 17 provinces and four municipalities, including Beijing, the capitol. Despite the best efforts by Chinese of... Read More

ASA Board Elects 2019 Governing Committee

St. Louis, MO. Dec. 7, 2018. A new group of leaders is set to tackle soybean policy issues in the coming year. The American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors elected its governing committee this week during the annual winter board meeting ... Read More

Heng-Moss named Agricultural Science and Natural Resources dean

Tiffany Heng-Moss, who has served as interim dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources since July 2017, has been named permanent dean of the college. Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor ... Read More

Crunchy: Farm hopes to expand into edible insect market

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — From the outside, Armstrong's Cricket Farm in West Monroe doesn't look like what most people think of as a farm. It's a series of 13 buildings tucked right by an elevated portion of Interstate 20 on Wood Street. It's not a p... Read More

Resistance Management Webinar Series Starts in January

Managing resistant pests is an increasing issue throughout crop production in Nebraska and the entire U.S. Staying updated on current strategies to manage resistant pests is critical. A new Nebraska Extension resource, the “Resistance Management We... Read More

FFA students growing skills and plants in greenhouse

The Bridgeport FFA and students at the Bridgeport High school are growing skills and growing plants in the new greenhouse at the Bridgeport High School. The greenhouse has been something the group and the community have been looking at doing for a... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Fall 2018 semester.  He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we chat about UNK’s College of Bu... Read More

Beef Genetics Researchers Seek to Understand Technology Utilization

Beef cattle producers have a wide range of selection tools available for use in selection of breeding stock. These range from visual appraisal to EPD (expected progeny differences) and selection indexes that leverage genomic technologies. Adoption of... Read More

(Video) Friday Five from Nebraska Power Farming Show

This week's on-location, feature edition of Friday Five comes from the Nebraska Power Farming Show at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln. Hannah, Alex and other members of the Rural Radio Network farm team bring this week's stories. Friday Five... Read More

School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains. The Trump administration is scaling back contested school lunch standards implemented under the Obama admin... Read More

Ohio State students gets bacon vending machine for finals

Ohio State University students can fuel up on pork as they study for finals. A bacon vending machine has been installed at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on the university's Columbus campus. It offers cooked bacon st... Read More