Kyla Habrock joins Nebraska FFA Foundation

Kyla Habrock joins Nebraska FFA Foundation

The Nebraska FFA Foundation announced Kyla Habrock joined the foundation staff as the development and marketing manager. Habrock is a former member of the Gothenburg FFA chapter. She worked for the Nebraska Pork Producers as the Director of Education and most recently opened the Hastings Early Child Development Center. Habrock…
Drought Corn For Silage

Drought Corn For Silage

High input costs and dry conditions mean making the most out of every forage opportunity critical this year.  If corn fields aren’t producing a grain crop, can we capture value in other ways? While drought stressed corn may look like a lost crop, the value as silage may still be…
K-State beef stocker field day slated Sept. 29

K-State beef stocker field day slated Sept. 29

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Beef cattle economic outlook, ongoing issues surrounding the transportation and cattle industry, and improving efficiency through feeding strategies and cattle comfort are among topics planned for the 2022 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 29. The conference will be hosted at the K-State…
Solid Farm Economy Shows Signs of Slowing

Solid Farm Economy Shows Signs of Slowing

The Kansas City Federal Reserve says financial conditions in its district remained solid in the second quarter, but survey respondents say signs of slowing growth are likely in the months ahead. Farm real estate values grew rapidly in recent quarters, but those valuations moderated in the second quarter alongside recent…
Soybean Disease Update: White Mold

Soybean Disease Update: White Mold

While concerns about white mold are present across northeast Nebraska, reports of disease are being received from fields in Polk and Seward counties. The disease, also called sclerotinia stem rot, infected these fields and many others earlier in the season during flowering. It is only during the flowering stage that…
Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON - “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi for leading the House in quick passage of the historic Inflation Reduction Act, putting rural America over special interests, and delivering a historic bill to President Biden’s desk. “The Inflation Reduction Act will provide significant support for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners as…
Center applauds Inflation Reduction Act’s investments in conservation, clean energy 

Center applauds Inflation Reduction Act’s investments in conservation, clean energy 

LYONS, NEBRASKA – In a win for rural communities, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on Friday. Included in the package is funding for working lands conservation and investments in clean energy for rural communities.  “This package will positively impact rural people across the country,” said Johnathan…