Meet the CNFR Qualifier: Whitney Jennings

Meet the CNFR Qualifier: Whitney Jennings

Mid Plains Community College rodeo athlete Whitney Jennings had a stellar freshman season, punching her ticket to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming this June. The Seneca, Nebraska native placed third in the Great Plains Region in the breakaway roping to secure her spot. Though this will be…
“Flank Straps to Rhinestones” – Micah Barnes on Breaking the Barrier

“Flank Straps to Rhinestones” – Micah Barnes on Breaking the Barrier

Competitor, coach, and contractor are just a few hats third-generation cowgirl Micah Barnes wears. From qualifying for the American in the breakaway roping, to serving as an assistant coach for the storied Cal Poly rodeo team, to carrying on her family's legacy through Barnes PRCA Rodeo, Micah Barnes has truly…
FMMO Formulas Need to Reflect Today’s Realties

FMMO Formulas Need to Reflect Today’s Realties

ARLINGTON, VA – Way back in the 1930s, one of the original motivations behind creating the Federal Milk Marketing Order system was to provide incentives for farmers to produce better milk. Much of the milk at the time was Grade B, which was lower quality than the Grade A milk earmarked for…
Madison High School Rodeo Results

Madison High School Rodeo Results

Nebraska High School Rodeo Association student athletes spent their weekend in Madison. Here are results from both days of rodeo, per the NEHSRA: Day 1: Saturday, May 11th Tie Down NeHSRA #PlaceNameScore/Time2351Johnston, Cayson - Stapleton NE11.7204002Leach, Colton - Dunning NE13.5702083Sortum, Emmett - Taylor NE13.7503084Lantis, JT - Hershey NE15.7104225Schrunk, Kaddo -…
Bill Would Strengthen Crop Insurance

Bill Would Strengthen Crop Insurance

Brad Finstad (R-MN) and Michelle Fischbach (R-MN) introduced the Federal Agriculture Risk Management Enhancement and Resilience Act into the House last week. The FARMER Act is intended to strengthen crop insurance and make higher levels of coverage more affordable for producers. The Act would increase premium support for higher levels…