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Purdue researchers look to take grain storage bags worldwide

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University researchers who designed specially sealed bags to keep insects from eating harvested grain are looking to go worldwide. The Purdue Improved Crop Stor... Read More

Biofuel groups not invited to rumored RFS meeting called by Trump

President Donald Trump has invited federal lawmakers at the center of the Renewable Fuel Standard debate to a meeting at the White House Tuesday, Feb. 27,  to discuss potential reform, Reuters reported on Thursday. So far, though, DTN has not been a... Read More

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Brandon Benitz and continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” in the Spring 2018 semester.  This week, he's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. We talk about the UNK's announceme... Read More

Protecting sensitive crops by working together

Specialty crops add diversity and value to Nebraska’s agricultural industry,  which is why the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) encourages growers and outdoor pesticide applicators to work together to protect sensitive commercial specialty... Read More

NCGA Responds to Cruz Speech on RFS

Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke this week before workers at the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery. He says the bankruptcy was caused by the law requiring refiners to purchase Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, mandated by the Renew... Read More

Changes Made to H-2C Immigration Bill

A bill proposed by Virginia Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte would scrap the current H-2A program which is party controlled by the U.S. Labor Department. It would institute an H-2C program that would be overseen by the U.S. Department of Agric... Read More

Section 199A Fix Is Coming

A DTN report says Congress may be close to replacing the Section 199A language in the new tax law that curbs the advantages of farmers who sell their products to cooperatives rather than private companies. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says a possib... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Opposes Irrigation Tax Bill

 Nebraska Farm Bureau has registered its opposition to a bill seeking to tax the use of irrigation water. Introduced by Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus, LB 1022 would create a one-cent tax on every 10 gallons of water pumped from an irrigation well... Read More

Dairy Promotion Directors Elect Board Officers

Leaders of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) announce the following dairy farmers as new officers. The DMI and NDB elections were held during the Febru... Read More

Nebraska, Colorado State Officials Announce Republican River Settlement

 Today, the Governors and Attorneys General of Nebraska and Colorado announced their settlement of claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact.  A new agreement between the states was signed by Governor John H... Read More

USDA Seeks Ideas to Help SNAP Participants Become Independent

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it is looking for innovative ideas to promote work and self-sufficiency among able-bodied adults participating in the department’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The publ... Read More