Stabenow, Thune Applaud USDA’s Announcement to Give Producers More Flexibility on Prevented Plant Acres

Stabenow, Thune Applaud USDA’s Announcement to Give Producers More Flexibility on Prevented Plant Acres

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency for implementing their recommendation to remove the arbitrary November 1 restriction for harvesting or grazing cover crops on prevented…
ACE Testimony Encourages EPA Get the RFS Back on Track

ACE Testimony Encourages EPA Get the RFS Back on Track

Sioux Falls, SD – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty testified today during a virtual public hearing on the Proposed Extension of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Compliance Deadlines the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in November. Lamberty’s testimony pointed out that if EPA would have finalized the 2021 Renewable…
15th annual Nebraska Ag Expo kicks off next week

15th annual Nebraska Ag Expo kicks off next week

The Nebraska Ag Expo is gearing up for farmers and ranchers on December 7-9 at the Lancaster  Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska for the 15th annual “pure ag” show. Although the Expo was postponed and some exhibitors were not able to attend in 2020, the Nebraska Ag Expo was one…
USDA improves, strengthens crop insurance for hemp producers

USDA improves, strengthens crop insurance for hemp producers

In response to feedback received from the producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is improving crop insurance for hemp. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is strengthening the hemp crop insurance policy by adding flexibilities around how producers work with processors as well as improving consistency with the most recent…
NCBA fights for definitive labels on lab-grown meat

NCBA fights for definitive labels on lab-grown meat

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently submitted comments to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) related to the labeling of meat or poultry products that contain lab-grown animal cells. NCBA believes that the term “beef” should only be applicable to products derived from…
High Fertilizer Costs to Extend into Spring Planting

High Fertilizer Costs to Extend into Spring Planting

A dramatic rise in fertilizer prices weighs heavily on U.S. crop farmers and input suppliers as they prepare for the 2022 planting season. Prices for nitrogen-based fertilizers commonly used for corn production have skyrocketed to all-time highs in recent months. Fertilizer price increases are driven by nitrogen production challenges, tight…
U.S. Soy Achieves Record Export Volume for 20/21 Marketing Year

U.S. Soy Achieves Record Export Volume for 20/21 Marketing Year

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 2, 2021) — U.S. Soy set a new record for exporting more product in more international markets than ever before, the United Soybean Board, U.S. Soybean Export Council and American Soybean Association announced today. During the 20/21 market year, a record 61.65 MMT of whole soybeans shipped to…
Bringing Families Together One Loaf at a Time

Bringing Families Together One Loaf at a Time

As our families gather for the holidays, the familiar smells of baked goods — a perfectly buttered warm roll or a piece of pie with the perfect crust — remind us how valuable time together can be. Whether you are looking for a family favorite or something new to add…
Principles for attracting and retaining quality ag employees webinar

Principles for attracting and retaining quality ag employees webinar

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Help-wanted signs are everywhere. Hiring is so difficult that many are calling this the “Great Resignation.” Agricultural businesses in Nebraska are not exempt from this challenge; competition for available workers comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight. Nebraska Extension will sponsor a free webinar…