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NDA MAGAZINE TELLS STORY OF NEBRASKA AGRICULTURE

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) weeklong celebration of National Ag Week continues with the release of the fifth edition of the popular magazine, Nebraska Agriculture and ... Read More

Bird flu confirmed at another Alabama farm

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Agriculture officials say bird flu has been confirmed at another commercial chicken farm in Alabama. The low-pathogenic illness found in birds at a Cullman County farm is similar to the one found in two other commercial oper... Read More

House Agriculture Committee Evaluates Current Dairy Policy

Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review current dairy policy and explore options to make it more effective for farmers. This hearing is a continuation of the committee’s series to examine all aspects of the next farm bill. C... Read More

NMPF President Says Strengthening Dairy Safety Net Program Must be Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress begins its deliberations on the next farm bill, improvements to the dairy Margin Protection Program must be a top priority for lawmakers, said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, ... Read More

USDA on Tainted Brazilian Meat: None Has Entered U.S., 100 Percent Re-Inspection Instituted

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced additional steps to keep the food supply safe for American families in light of the recent investigations of Brazi... Read More

NPPC Farm Bill Priority: FMD Vaccine Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony yesterday. “... Read More

Nebraska Brand Committee Announces New Payment Methods

The Nebraska Brand Committee has announced the acceptance of five types of payment methods when the new technology program rolls out in July, 2017. “With the introduction of the new technology program this July, producers are going to have more ... Read More

Pork Checkoff Tours the No. 1 Customer for U.S. Pork Exports

With Mexico’s hunger for U.S. pork continuing to grow, members of the National Pork Board spent March 13-18 in Mexico City building trade relations. The delegation invested its time immersing itself in Mexico, which is one of America’s most impor... Read More

Session Better Acquaints State Beef Leaders  With Workings of National Beef Checkoff Program

Trust, knowledge and understanding are the foundations on which strong partnerships are built. That’s the central idea behind an annual orientation for state beef council directors and staffs coordinated by the Federation of State Beef Councils. ... Read More

NPPA Announces Participants in the 2017 Pork Leadership Program

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is proud to welcome participants in the 2017 Pork Leadership Program. Participants in the 2017 Pork Leadership Program are: Paul Segner operates a contract wean to finish operation as a production partner wi... Read More

Governor Speaks at Fremont Chamber Ag awards

Governor Pete Ricketts spoke today at the Fremont Chamber's Excellence in Agriculture awards luncheon.  He thanked farmers for the work they do each and every day.  He thanked the community of Fremont for being forward-thinking to partner with Linc... Read More