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China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff h... Read More

Deere's first-quarter earnings hurt by higher costs, trade war

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Deere & Co’s first-quarter earnings on Friday missed Wall Street’s estimates, hurt by higher raw materials and logistics costs as well as by slowing trade between the United States and its partners, particularly China, sen... Read More

Proud to be a millennial

I have a confession. I am proud to be a millennial. Admittedly, there are many criticisms of my generation. Some are based in the truth--young people spend more time on their phones and don’t seem to get involved in their communities. I see the... Read More

Watermelon farmer Chastain gets top 10 at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit farming business. He may not spend much time on the Florida farm these days, but with good reason — the eighth-generati... Read More

Livestock Transporters Embrace GeoSpace Labs 49 CFR 395.1(k) Technology ELD Solution

As the rest of the trucking industry moves on from the transition to Electronic Logging Devices (ELD), which have been required since the end of 2017, transporters of livestock are exempt from the regulation until September of 2019. The exemption ... Read More

Grain marketing workshop - Feb. 26-27 in Hastings

When times are tight, one key to keeping the farm is managing income by having an effective grain marketing plan, one that accounts for an individual farmer’s cost of production, balance sheet and cash flow. A two-day, in-depth, hands-on workshop ... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Spring 2019 semester.  He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we talk about the economic... Read More

Cattle stock dog demo is Sunday in Kearney

CURTIS, Neb. – Stock dogs and their owners from southwestern Nebraska will provide a public demonstration of cattle handling savvy on Sunday in Kearney. The Outback Stock Dog Association and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Stock Dog Te... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Appropriations Bill & Declaration of National Emergency

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s signing of legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and declaration of a national emergency at the souther... Read More

University of Nebraska Celebrates 150 Years -- Friday Five

This week marked the 150th birthday of the University of Nebraska. To celebrate, the university designated the entire week as "Charter Week." Numerous activities were held on campus, including Glow Big Red. Alex and Hannah travel across the Lincol... Read More

Farmers Take Duck Habitat Preservation to Heart

Farmers, many of whom are also sportsmen, take duck habitat preservation seriously and the results are something to quack about. First, some background information to set the stage. According to Ducks Unlimited, each spring millions of ducks and g... Read More