Rep. Adrian Smith touts importance of international trade in Yeutter Institute speech

Rep. Adrian Smith touts importance of international trade in Yeutter Institute speech

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s longest-tenured member of Congress told a University of Nebraska-Lincoln audience Tuesday that American trade needs a jolt of public interest.  U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, who chairs the House Ways and Means subcommittee with jurisdiction over international trade, stressed economic importance of trade to Nebraska and the world.…
ASA Survey Paints Harsh Reality of ESA Herbicide Strategy on Soy Farmers

ASA Survey Paints Harsh Reality of ESA Herbicide Strategy on Soy Farmers

Washington, D.C.- The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed pesticide registration plans to meet its Endangered Species Act obligations that could significantly affect farmers’ livelihoods. With U.S. soybean farmers concerned over the impacts of these proposals, which include the Vulnerable Species Pilot Program (more details below) and a draft Herbicide Strategy, the American…
Ogallala Aquifer Summit set for March 18-19 in Liberal

Ogallala Aquifer Summit set for March 18-19 in Liberal

LIBERAL, Kan. – A proverbial Who’s Who of water management in the High Plains region is expected for the 2024 Ogallala Aquifer Summit, set for March 18-19 at the Seward County Fairgrounds in Liberal, Kansas. The conference marks the third time that an inter-disciplinary group of water specialists, users, regulators…
Nebraska’s poultry industry sees growth in 2023

Nebraska’s poultry industry sees growth in 2023

According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska's poultry sector witnessed growth in 2023. The state's layer numbers surged, averaging 7.50 million, marking an 8% increase from 2022. Moreover, the annual average production per layer reached 298 eggs, showing a 3% rise from the previous year. Egg production in…
Bean Day brings pertinent information to growers

Bean Day brings pertinent information to growers

The 2024 Nebraska Dry Bean Day was held on Feb. 13, with a variety of speakers and a research panel discussion at the Gering Civic Center. “We had a representative from the Nebraska Department of Ag (Hilary Maricle, deputy director), ‘A Legume a Day,’ a bean blogger, and Bill Boyer…
USDA Announces Renewable Energy Application Assistance

USDA Announces Renewable Energy Application Assistance

The Department of Agriculture Tuesday announced a grant program for organizations to provide hands-on assistance to producers applying for the Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP funding. USDA is making $16 million available through the REAP Technical Assistance Grants Program to provide additional support to farmers, ranchers and rural…