Iranian farmers protest, demand water be released from dam

Iranian farmers protest, demand water be released from dam

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says that thousands of farmers in central Iran have joined a protest demanding authorities open a dam to relieve drought-stricken areas. Several prominent actors and athletes joined the peaceful movement in the city of Isfahan on Friday, urging the government to intervene to…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of November 20th

Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of November 20th

Bull Tackle Feed in Lexington Nebraska sponsors this weekly report. This week we hear from one of his customers on some of the benefits they have seen using Bull Tackle Products. Learn more at Bull Tackle’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/bulltackle/ For the week ending November 20th  the Midwest sheep and goat…
Downey Drilling Lexington building burned in Friday evening fire

Downey Drilling Lexington building burned in Friday evening fire

Downey Drilling in Lexington sustained fire damage Friday evening.  Lexington Volunteer Fire Department was holding their annual banquet Friday evening November 19, 2021 when they were paged shortly before 7:30pm to a fire call at Downey Drilling on the east edge of Lexington.    Overton Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual…
Voichoskie honored as outstanding young broadcaster with Horizon Award

Voichoskie honored as outstanding young broadcaster with Horizon Award

Farm broadcaster Alex Voichoskie has been named the 2021 recipient of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Horizon Award. The award honors a young farm broadcaster for their accomplishments within the first five years of their NAFB membership. The announcement was made during the 78th Annual NAFB Convention held…
Couple’s $86M award in Monsanto pesticide case stands

Couple’s $86M award in Monsanto pesticide case stands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge by Monsanto Co. to $86.2 million in damages to a couple who developed cancer after spraying the company’s Roundup weed-killer in their yards for 30 years. The state Supreme Court’s denial of review essentially upholds an appeals court’s…
Extension land management, farm resiliency workshops planned statewide

Extension land management, farm resiliency workshops planned statewide

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability has scheduled a series of land management workshops to address the financial resiliency necessary for agricultural operations to sustain risk while remaining profitable.   “Building Farm and Ranch Resiliency in the Age of Financial Uncertainty” will be presented at 19 locations across Nebraska…
Winter weather brings danger of downed powerlines

Winter weather brings danger of downed powerlines

Columbus, Neb. – As winter approaches, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) wants to remind people of the dangers of downed powerlines. Winter storms can bring a few different threats to powerlines including galloping, downed, and floating wires. Galloping wires occur when high winds force two adjacent power lines to hit…
KAPPA Crop Progress Report for the week of November 15th.

KAPPA Crop Progress Report for the week of November 15th.

Kansas NASS reports: Topsoil moisture supplies rated 13% very short, 22% short, 62% adequate, and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 24% short, 59% adequate, and 3% surplus. Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 6% poor, 27% fair, 52% good, and 12% excellent.…
Striking Deere & Co. workers prepare to vote on 3rd contract

Striking Deere & Co. workers prepare to vote on 3rd contract

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deere & Co. and union officials have reached a third preliminary contract agreement that workers who began striking four weeks ago will vote on soon. The United Auto Workers said in a statement Friday night that the proposed contract with the agricultural machinery giant “includes…
Students celebrate successful 94th National FFA Convention & Expo

Students celebrate successful 94th National FFA Convention & Expo

More than 60,000 FFA members and supporters from across the country celebrated agriculture and agricultural education during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this October. The event, which was virtual last year, was held in person Oct. 27-30. The event celebrated the achievements of FFA members, advisors,…