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NPNRD candidates participate in local forum

The Scotts Bluff County Farm Bureau held its Candidate Forum Tuesday, April 24,  at the Gering Civic Center. The public was invited to hear from each candidate on a variety of issues. Among the ca... Read More

(VIDEO) Secretary Perdue Commemorates First Year at USDA

(Washington, D.C., April 25, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue commemorated his first year at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today by releasing a new interactive website and video. In his first year, Secretary Perdu... Read More

EPA Waivers Top 1 Billion Gallons

OMAHA (DTN) -- Waivers granted to small refineries in 2016 and 2017 may have prevented about 1.6 billion gallons of biofuels from entering the fuel supply, according to a new analysis of EPA (https://www.epa.gov/…) performed by the Renewable Fuels ... Read More

EPA Region 7 Accepting Proposals to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines

Lenexa, Kan. April 24, 2018) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates aw... Read More

Furnas, Red Willow and Hitchcock producers eligible for cover crop initiative

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ag producers in Furnas, Red Willow and Hitchcock counties are eligible to receive $49.29 per acre assistance for planting multispecies cover crops after wheat or other summer-harvested crop. Grazing is allowed on up to 75 percent... Read More

Filibusters on Trump Nominees, Bills Complicate EPA Head Replacement

OMAHA (DTN) -- As much angst as EPA has caused for the ethanol industry with Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hardship waivers granted to small refineries, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said he doesn't believe EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should be r... Read More

Under cover: June 5 bus tour will visit farms growing produce in high tunnels

OLATHE, Kan. – Until recently, Midwest farmers who grow fresh fruits and vegetables were limited to a relatively short growing season, thanks to cold, windy days at the beginning of the growing season and cold weather in the fall. The increasing us... Read More

Mexico/European Union Reach Trade Deal

The European Commission announced over the weekend that the European Union and Mexico had reached a free trade deal. A CNN Money report says the deal virtually eliminates tariffs on “practically all goods” traded between EU members and Mexico. ... Read More

Wildfire Livestock Losses Will Qualify for Financial Help

Livestock producers who lost animals in the central plains’ wildfires may qualify for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). An Oklahoma State University Extension report says the LIP program provides assistance to p... Read More

Comprehensive New NAFTA Coming Soon

Negotiators from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada are still pushing hard to get a “comprehensive” new North American Free Trade Agreement in place. Politico says negotiators from the three NAFTA countries have been meeting regularly in recent weeks, ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Issues Veto to Protect Ranchers

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 449, which proposed repealing the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act.  LB 449 was introduced by State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha and opposed by agriculture groups, sportsmen, and local o... Read More