Ag Secretary visiting Nebraska on Friday

Ag Secretary visiting Nebraska on Friday

The top U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) official is planning a visit to the cornhusker state. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Omaha, Nebraska on Friday.  A USDA press advisory states the trip is for a major announcement.  That announcement could be regarding a rule to protect the…
Women in Ag series to feature West Point direct-to-consumer beef business

Women in Ag series to feature West Point direct-to-consumer beef business

Hannah Klitz, owner of Oak Barn Beef near West Point, will be featured in the next episode of the Nebraska Women in Agriculture webcast, “Open for Business: A Nebraska Women in Agripreneurship Series,” July 13 at 6:30 p.m. The monthly series highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of women in agribusiness from…
Global Sales of U.S. Ethanol Lose Momentum in May

Global Sales of U.S. Ethanol Lose Momentum in May

American exports of ethanol fell 38% in May to 70.4 million gallons (mg), the lowest volume in a year. Nearly 80% of all U.S. ethanol exports were shipped to just four countries, with Brazil again markedly absent from the list. Canada imported 27.3 mg, just 2% lower than April, representing…
Ricketts to Host Ag, Economic Development Summit in August

Ricketts to Host Ag, Economic Development Summit in August

Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) are set to host the Nebraska Ag and Economic Development Summit on August 4, 2021, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. Registration for the event is now open at negovsummit.com. Former U.S.…
Fischer, Smith, NE Corn Reacts to Year-round E15 Reversal

Fischer, Smith, NE Corn Reacts to Year-round E15 Reversal

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated a rule extending the sale of 15 percent ethanol blends year-round: “Today’s ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court is a blow to rural…
Volunteers sought for National High School Finals Rodeo in Lincoln

Volunteers sought for National High School Finals Rodeo in Lincoln

Lincoln, Lancaster County and Nebraska citizens have just 10 days left to show their “Nebraska spirit” to fill 175 volunteer shifts for the National High School Finals Rodeo coming to the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds (LEC) in Lincoln, Nebraska July 12-24. Volunteers are needed for these roles:• RV Check-In (drive…
Dr. Grotelueschen honored by NRRA at annual meeting

Dr. Grotelueschen honored by NRRA at annual meeting

    Lexington, Neb. -- Dr. Dale Grotelueschen of Harvard, Nebraska on Tuesday received the Nebraska Rural Radio Association's 34th annual Service to Agriculture Award. Dr. Grotelueschen earned his doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri in 1974, followed by his master of science in clinical science from Colorado State…
Andersons receive 2021 Lexington Area Farm Family Award

Andersons receive 2021 Lexington Area Farm Family Award

Rob and Natalie Anderson and their family were named the 2021 Lexington AreaChamber of Commerce Farm Family of the Year during the chamber’s annual banquet Friday.They are the third generation of the family to receive the designation, with Rob’sgrandparents, Florence and Harlan Anderson receiving the award in 1983, and his…
Bradley wins 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Bradley wins 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Chuck Bradley, from Rockford, Ala., was named the 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion at the 57th annual competition held at Dickson Regional Livestock Center, Dickson, Tenn., and presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). “It was such a surreal moment,” Bradley said. “I was in awe. You go back and look at the other past…
Cattle Chat: Caring for first-calf heifers and calves

Cattle Chat: Caring for first-calf heifers and calves

Each season of the year brings management considerations for the beef producer. For summer, two groups in the herd – first calf heifers and young calves – need special attention, according to experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute. “First calf heifers need a lot of extra care because…