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Sugar spokesman says producers need to tell their story to Congress

  The Farm Bill will end on Sept. 30th and while that seems like a way off, Phillip Hays, of the American Sugar Alliance says it's important now more than ever for congress to meet the growers... Read More

Department of Economic Development, University Collaborate on Japanese Trade Delegation

February 20, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – A collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is helping to strengthen the state’s ties to a major international trading partner. ... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Farm Bureau designates Fischer a 'Friend of Agriculture'

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NFBF-PAC).   Fischer, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, received the designation based on her stron... Read More

National FFA Week: February 17-24, 2018

Nebraska Corn is a proud supporter of the FFA organization and is excited to celebrate National FFA Week, which takes place February 17-24, 2018. Over 650,000 students in grades seven through 12 participate in the FFA organization throughout the Unit... Read More

(Video) Property Tax Relief Petition Drive Underway

A petition drive to place a $1.1 billion property tax relief proposal on the November 2018 ballot for voter approval will begin collecting signatures this week. The Yes to Property Tax Relief Committee has been formed to manage the effort. "Petiti... Read More

NCTA to host Feb. 26th science fair

CURTIS, Neb. – Science and engineering students of middle and high school ages from central and western Nebraska will converge February 26 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. The 2018 Central Nebraska Science and Engineer... Read More

For vegetable gardening success, K-State recommended varieties consistently shine

OLATHE, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension has updated its recommendations of vegetable varieties that have consistently proven themselves to be hearty, resistant to drought and disease, while producing good amounts of fruit. These last few wee... Read More

Farmland Values Stable in Weak Economy

Farm real estate markets remained relatively stable in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the Kansas City Fed’s quarterly Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions. In the Federal Reserve Tenth District, including Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska... Read More

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Poultry Products due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about illnesses reported in the state of Iowa that may be caused by Salmon... Read More

Proposed cuts would axe UNL ag research Lab, decrease funding for rural initiative

On Monday,  UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green informed a number of personnel that their programs could be cut. The announcement preceded a hearing in the Nebraska Legislature after Governor Ricketts slashed the state University budget by approximately... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” segment here in the Spring 2018 semester.  This week, he’s joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we talk about Chancello... Read More