Nebraska FFA celebrates National FFA Week

Nebraska FFA celebrates National FFA Week

FFA members across Nebraska celebrated National FFA Week this week. Hear interviews with the Nebraska FFA State Officer Team, Nebraska FFA advisors and members. They share about their FFA journeys, SAEs and more! https://ruralradio.com/krvn/video-category/true-blue-salutes/
Ogallala Aquifer Summit scheduled to discuss water management issues

Ogallala Aquifer Summit scheduled to discuss water management issues

Event will draw participants from eight states to discuss water management issues  A proverbial Who’s Who of water management is expected for the 2024 Ogallala Aquifer Summit, set for March 18-19 in Liberal, Kansas. The conference marks the third time that a group of water specialists, users, regulators and others from eight…
February Cattle on Feed

February Cattle on Feed

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.55 million cattle on feed on February 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 1% from last year. Placements during January totaled 505,000 head, up 3% from 2023. Fed cattle marketings for the month…
NMPF Urges DMC Signup as USDA Announces Enrollment

NMPF Urges DMC Signup as USDA Announces Enrollment

ARLINGTON, VA – Statement from NMPF President & CEO Gregg Doud:“Dairy farmers are pleased to finally have the certainty of knowing when the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program signup is beginning, and NMPF urges every dairy farmer to strongly consider signing up. DMC itself is improved from the previous farm bill, thanks to…
Report Offers Snapshot of US Lamb Market in 2023

Report Offers Snapshot of US Lamb Market in 2023

While last year saw the smallest lamb crop on record with just 3.03 million head, there were also some bright spots related to lamb imports and pricing, according to the 2023 Sheep Industry Review, a checkoff-funded report commissioned by the American Lamb Board (ALB) and compiled by the American Sheep Industry…
EPA Approves Year-Round E15 Request from 8 States

EPA Approves Year-Round E15 Request from 8 States

 POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, released a statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule granting the request made by eight Midwestern states to allow year-round access to E15. The states include Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. “POET is grateful to the…
Farmers and Ranchers Tell Congress: Farm Bill Passage a Must

Farmers and Ranchers Tell Congress: Farm Bill Passage a Must

AFBF President Zippy Duvall says it’s critical that Congress finishes a farm bill this year. “There are only a few pieces of legislation that are more significant than the farm bill when it comes to helping our farmers secure our food supply,” Duvall explained in Newsline. “The farm bill is essential to…
K-State releases results of 2023 Crop Performance Tests

K-State releases results of 2023 Crop Performance Tests

MANHATTAN, Kan. – An annual report that summarizes the success of Kansas’ crop harvest indicates that drought and water management were still underlying issues for many Kansas farmers in 2023. The 2023 Kansas Crop Performance Tests are available online from the K-State Research and Extension bookstore, or at local extension offices in…