NFU praises FTC decision on right to repair

NFU praises FTC decision on right to repair

The National Farmers Union praised the Federal Trade Commission’s 5-0 vote to adopt a policy statement to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions on equipment. Those restrictions prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and government entities from fixing their products. “Farmers are among the most affected by such restrictions; currently,…
New ad campaign asks Washington to stop big oil

New ad campaign asks Washington to stop big oil

Growth Energy launched a new digital ad campaign urging President Biden and congressional leaders to stop oil industry handouts. The campaign also asks Washington to uphold its commitments to reducing carbon emissions and supporting low-carbon fuels. The ads will appear online in the Washington Post and Politico and run until…
NCGA hosts Corn Congress in New Orleans

NCGA hosts Corn Congress in New Orleans

Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress, which was held in New Orleans, La., elected five farmers to serve on the organization’s Corn Board.   Taking office on Oct. 1, the start of NCGA’s 2022 fiscal year, are new board members Randy DeSutter of Illinois, Bob Hemesath of Iowa and…
NPPC urges Congress to address comprehensive labor reform

NPPC urges Congress to address comprehensive labor reform

The U.S. pork industry is suffering from a labor shortage that could increase production costs and consumer food prices if not addressed through visa reform to provide better access to the foreign-born workers on which it depends, according to National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President Jen Sorenson, who testified today…
UNL announces new equine complex, Kimmel Foundation donates $1 million

UNL announces new equine complex, Kimmel Foundation donates $1 million

 The Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation has made a $1 million leadership gift to support a new state-of-the-art Nebraska Equine Sports Complex at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and its Department of Animal Science estimate that 180,000 horses in Nebraska…
District Soybean Board election ballots have been mailed

District Soybean Board election ballots have been mailed

The July election ballots for the Nebraska Soybean Board in districts 1 and 3 have been mailed to soybean farmers in those districts. Each district ballot contains important information that will make the voting process easy to complete and return. If you are a qualified soybean farmer living in one…
Volunteers round-up to help make rodeo a success in Lincoln

Volunteers round-up to help make rodeo a success in Lincoln

More than 350 volunteers are helping host the National High School Finals Rodeo, which is taking place in Lincoln this year. Spearheading the volunteer efforts is Ann Bruntz. Bruntz is retired from the University of Nebraska Foundation and lends her volunteer service to several organizations and causes. The volunteers are…
Additional funding available for 2021 specialty crop grants

Additional funding available for 2021 specialty crop grants

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is again seeking grant proposals for projects under the Special Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). Additional SCBGP funds in the amount of approximately $660,000 are being made available through H.R. 133, a government funding bill which includes economic stimulus provisions due to COVID-19 impacts…
Heat effects on alfalfa

Heat effects on alfalfa

As we move in to the “dog days of summer”, also known as the extreme heat period, keep in mind that forage plants also must adjust to these temperatures. When it gets hot, alfalfa plants grow more slowly and moisture stress becomes common, even in moist soil.  Production of high-quality…
Cattlemen’s Beef Board to mark checkoff’s 35th anniversary

Cattlemen’s Beef Board to mark checkoff’s 35th anniversary

Thirty-five years ago, the Beef Checkoff program became a reality. The Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB), the organization responsible for overseeing Beef Checkoff collection and program funding, will celebrate the program’s anniversary during the upcoming Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, August 10-12. Established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill, the…