USDA urges producers to apply for Grazing Loss Assistance by Jan. 31

USDA urges producers to apply for Grazing Loss Assistance by Jan. 31

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds ranchers and livestock producers that they may be eligible for financial assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for 2021 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought or fire. The deadline to apply for 2021 LFP assistance is Jan. 31, 2022. More than $473.1…
Some question $500 million plan to resurrect irrigation canal on South Platte

Some question $500 million plan to resurrect irrigation canal on South Platte

Some question $500 million plan to resurrect irrigation canal on South Platte by Paul Hammel, Nebraska ExaminerJanuary 26, 2022 LINCOLN – People lined up at the State Capitol Tuesday to support proposals by Gov. Pete Ricketts to spend the state’s allocation of $1.04 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)…
NCTA rounding up interest at arenas, expos, schools

NCTA rounding up interest at arenas, expos, schools

Rulon Taylor has spent most of life around agriculture. Coming from a family of ag producers and educators, he is on familiar ground whether in a pasture sorting cattle, talking with members of an FFA chapter, or meeting rodeo athletes in the arena. “This past week I visited with about…
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

Coming into the end of a holiday shortened trading week volatility has been healthy, but the bulls are outweighing the bears in most market sectors. Equities were able to recover towards the end of the week as treasury yields declined, but still held near pre-pandemic levels. Financial reporting from Wall…
Board ownership of wheat varieties considered

Board ownership of wheat varieties considered

The state board that promotes Nebraska’s wheat industry could own and sell wheat varieties under a bill heard Jan. 18 by the Agriculture Committee. LB802, introduced by Venango Sen. Dan Hughes, would make several changes to the Nebraska Wheat Resources Act, which authorizes a 0.4 percent excise tax on wheat sold…
CoBank: U.S. monetary policy poised to replace COVID as economic wild card

CoBank: U.S. monetary policy poised to replace COVID as economic wild card

Despite the surge in COVID cases and the complications it brings, the U.S. economy continues to thrive. Workers are steadily returning to the labor force; the unemployment rate is currently under 4% and consumers are still spending confidently. Until the omicron surge subsides, the biggest economic risk will be the…
Nebraska Farm Bureau outlines ag trade priorities, updates trade report

Nebraska Farm Bureau outlines ag trade priorities, updates trade report

The Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) has identified three trade priorities for the Biden administration following a year with little movement on the topic. As a majority of the world’s consumers reside outside U.S. borders, international trade is vital to the economic future of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families. The success…
UNL webinar to cover farm, ranch business planning

UNL webinar to cover farm, ranch business planning

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will present a webinar offering strategies and insight on developing business plans for farm and ranch businesses at noon on Jan. 27. The webinar will explain how a business plan helps others understand how a business operates, who does the operation, how…