4-H Spotlight with Bridget Kavan of York County

4-H Spotlight with Bridget Kavan of York County

Bridget Kavan is a York County 4-H member who said she is learning the value of hard work. She shows goats and rabbits and does sewing and baking projects. This year, she’s also completing her first barn quilt. “I’ve learned that it takes hard work to reach your goals and…
York County fifth grader earns top three honors at State 4-H contest

York County fifth grader earns top three honors at State 4-H contest

A 4-H member from York County recently earned third place in the Intermediate State 4-H Public Speaking Contest with her public service announcement about opportunities for all in the organization. Harley Hedrick, who will be a fifth-grader in the fall, is heavily involved in 4-H. She said she does communication…
Webinar planned for grain producers recovering from storm damage

Webinar planned for grain producers recovering from storm damage

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will host a webinar focusing on decision-making strategies for farmers dealing with storm damage at noon on July 29.  Severe weather has recently caused extensive damage to crops and storage bins across the state. The webinar will discuss crop insurance, marketing and…
KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report for the week of July 26

KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report for the week of July 26

 U.S. corn condition was rated 64% good to excellent, down 1 percentage point from 65% the previous week, and soybean condition was rated 58% good to excellent, down 2 percentage points from 60% the previous week, according to USDA NASS' weekly national Crop Progress report released Monday. Corn silking was…
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,…
Fillmore County 4-Her stays as busy as her bees

Fillmore County 4-Her stays as busy as her bees

Fillmore County 4-Her Madeline Kamler stays as busy as her bees in an organization that she credits for helping develop her leadership and communication skills. Kamler, who will be a junior in the fall, said she’s been involved in 4-H for as long as she can remember. Although she doesn’t…
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…
NDA announces Cicely Batie as Agency’s new Assistant Director

NDA announces Cicely Batie as Agency’s new Assistant Director

LINCOLN – Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman has announcedthe hiring of Cicely Batie for the position of assistant director. Batie, who has education andexperience in agricultural economics, natural resources, and trade, began working at NDA in lateJune. “Cicely is a native Nebraskan, growing up on her family…