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)…
Nebraska company attempts to unload toxic waste on Kansas farmer

Nebraska company attempts to unload toxic waste on Kansas farmer

TOPEKA — A Nebraska company nearly unloaded its toxic ethanol byproduct on an unsuspecting Topeka farmer before regulators intervened in late December. AltEn, which is under close observation after creating an environmental crisis in Mead, Nebraska, didn’t disclose the risks of its biochar before selling it to Brady Yingling, owner of B.…
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

The market is in full risk off territory to start the week. Traders are wanting their money in safe haven assets as geo political tensions arise around the world. Spurred on by expected economic tightening in the US. Outside equities are selling off sharply as Russia and Ukraine continue to…
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…
Gov. Ricketts announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

Gov. Ricketts announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions. The following appointees are unpaid and are not subject to Legislative confirmation: Board of Appraisers for Educational Lands and Funds Bonnie M. Downing, Dunning Nebraska Aquaculture Board Richard Lackaff, Bassett Commission for the Protection…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of 1-22

Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of 1-22

Bull Tackle Feed in Lexington Nebraska sponsors this weekly report. Check out Bull Tackle Feed’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/bulltackle/ For the week ending January 22nd  the Midwest sheep and goat market was fully steady with premiums on high quality livestock. The lamb market is starting to show a few pinholes…
January cattle on feed report

January cattle on feed report

Jerry Stowell with Country Futures recaps the report here: The January cattle on feed report caught some by surprise with placements sharply higher than analysts estimates. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0…
Commissioners will consider special area regulation changes for WMAs

Commissioners will consider special area regulation changes for WMAs

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider special area regulation changes for wildlife management areas when it meets Jan. 28 in Lincoln. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. at Commission headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St. The proposed changes would affect hunting at Gifford Point WMA…