NRDs taking orders for spring conservation tree plantings

NRDs taking orders for spring conservation tree plantings

The deadline is approaching to order conservation tree seedlings from your local Natural Resources District (NRD). Since 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have worked with communities and landowners to plant more than 100 million trees throughout the state. For approximately $1.20 each, conservation trees benefit both people and animals.…
New research finds disproportionate impact of cancer on rural communities

New research finds disproportionate impact of cancer on rural communities

The National Grange released a report that reveals new details about the rural-urban disparity in cancer outcomes. The research, which was sponsored by the National Grange and conducted by the data analytics firm Xcenda sheds new light on the rural-urban disparity in cancer mortality, diagnosis, and screenings in the United…
Four Nebraskans take part in inaugural NCBA advocacy program

Four Nebraskans take part in inaugural NCBA advocacy program

Four Nebraska are part of the Trailblazers program, developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. The program, according to NCBA, takes advocacy to an unprecedented level by giving participants the tools and training they need to promote beef to new audiences while addressing…
CattleFax forecasts producer profitability in 2023 with potential drought relief

CattleFax forecasts producer profitability in 2023 with potential drought relief

The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar, held as part of the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, shared expert market and weather analysis yesterday. Prices and profitability will again favor cattle producers in 2023. The cattle industry is entering 2023 with the smallest cattle supply since 2015 as drought caused the industry to dig deeper into the supply of feeder cattle and calves. While…
Cattle market reform bill reintroduced in Senate

Cattle market reform bill reintroduced in Senate

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today introduced the bipartisan Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2023. The legislation would establish regional cash minimums and equip producers with more market information, including permanently authorizing a cattle contract library. “I continue…
Nebraska Cattlemen have a big presence at 2023 Cattle Industry Convention

Nebraska Cattlemen have a big presence at 2023 Cattle Industry Convention

The Nebraska Cattlemen have a big presence at this year's Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Pete McClymont, Executive Vice President of the group, said there are not any big policy issues on the table. The Nebraska Cattlemen did push for a pair of policy changes. One would allocate…
USDA releases pilot Cattle Contracts Library

USDA releases pilot Cattle Contracts Library

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched its pilot Cattle Contracts Library on Tuesday. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 directed USDA to create a pilot library to increase market transparency for cattle producers. This pilot library will provide new disclosure to the industry and public regarding the key terms,…
Adaptive Agriculture helps make any bin a smart bin | 2023 Iowa Ag Expo

Adaptive Agriculture helps make any bin a smart bin | 2023 Iowa Ag Expo

What started as in-bin grain drying became an entire suite of features to monitor your farm. 💹 Here are a just a few platform features:🌽 Manage all grain bin inventories🚜 Track fields and get virtual weather📍 Pinpoint areas of concern Learn more about Adaptive Agriculture Solutions at the Iowa Ag…