NRDs taking orders for spring conservation tree plantings

NRDs taking orders for spring conservation tree plantings

The deadline is approaching to order conservation tree seedlings from your local Natural Resources District (NRD). Since 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have worked with communities and landowners to plant more than 100 million trees throughout the state. For approximately $1.20 each, conservation trees benefit both people and animals.…
New research finds disproportionate impact of cancer on rural communities

New research finds disproportionate impact of cancer on rural communities

The National Grange released a report that reveals new details about the rural-urban disparity in cancer outcomes. The research, which was sponsored by the National Grange and conducted by the data analytics firm Xcenda sheds new light on the rural-urban disparity in cancer mortality, diagnosis, and screenings in the United…
World’s Largest Vertical Farming Research Facility puts roots down in Wyoming

World’s Largest Vertical Farming Research Facility puts roots down in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon has announced a historical economic development investment as the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) approved a grant to support the development of the world’s largest and most advanced vertical farming research center in Laramie. The project will support the retention and creation of nearly…
Four Nebraskans take part in inaugural NCBA advocacy program

Four Nebraskans take part in inaugural NCBA advocacy program

Four Nebraska are part of the Trailblazers program, developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. The program, according to NCBA, takes advocacy to an unprecedented level by giving participants the tools and training they need to promote beef to new audiences while addressing…
CattleFax forecasts producer profitability in 2023 with potential drought relief

CattleFax forecasts producer profitability in 2023 with potential drought relief

The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar, held as part of the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, shared expert market and weather analysis yesterday. Prices and profitability will again favor cattle producers in 2023. The cattle industry is entering 2023 with the smallest cattle supply since 2015 as drought caused the industry to dig deeper into the supply of feeder cattle and calves. While…
NPPC Reacts to First Senate Ag Farm Bill Hearing

NPPC Reacts to First Senate Ag Farm Bill Hearing

The National Pork Producers Council applauded the first farm bill hearing in the 118th Congress. The organization is pleased the Senate Ag Committee is taking up issues important to the pork industry. In 2021, the U.S. exported 8.1 billion dollars worth of pork to more than 100 countries, which increased…
Cattle market reform bill reintroduced in Senate

Cattle market reform bill reintroduced in Senate

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today introduced the bipartisan Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2023. The legislation would establish regional cash minimums and equip producers with more market information, including permanently authorizing a cattle contract library. “I continue…
Nebraska Beef Council active at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention

Nebraska Beef Council active at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention

The Nebraska Beef Council leadership and staff have been busy at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans.  Ann Marie Bosshamer, executive director of the Nebraska Beef Council, said the beef checkoff has been engaged in meetings to determine the next fiscal year.  https://youtu.be/RdlXMo0BeNQ Ann Marie Bosshamer, Executive Director…
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

We come into the end of the week with higher interest rates and what feels like little else changed. The Federal Reserve announced a 0.25% interest rate increase bringing Fed funds to 4.75% Wednesday after the conclusion of the FOMC meeting. This was expected by analysts and Chairman Powell's comments…