KARL leadership program opens applications for newest class

KARL leadership program opens applications for newest class

A program that helps to develop leaders for agriculture, business and rural communities is now accepting applications for its newest class, which will be announced this summer.  Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership is an intensive two-year program designed for those engaged with agriculture and rural Kansas. Program officials said applications will be…
Public comments sought for Community Wildfire Plan

Public comments sought for Community Wildfire Plan

The draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Jefferson, Nuckols, Saline, Thayer, and Webster Counties is ready for public review. Draft copies of the document have been mailed to county offices and are available to the public online at https://nfs.unl.edu/documents/CWPP/SCECWPP.pdf. Comments will be accepted until February 18,…
Proposals for 2022 specialty crop projects due Jan. 31

Proposals for 2022 specialty crop projects due Jan. 31

Nebraska agriculture is known for its traditional crops like corn and soybeans, but the state’s diverse landscape also supports specialty crops like dry edible beans, potatoes and wine grapes. To strengthen the specialty crop industry in the state, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is seeking proposals for innovative research,…
Farmer files lawsuit against John Deere over the right to repair

Farmer files lawsuit against John Deere over the right to repair

The largest agriculture machinery company in the world was hit with federal antitrust claims this week over the right to repair the software on the company’s equipment.  Bloomberg News reported that the lawsuit alleges an illegal “tying” arrangement. It accuses the John Deere tractor maker of prohibiting its “highly consolidated”…
UNL Animal Welfare Judging Team places fifth in national contest

UNL Animal Welfare Judging Team places fifth in national contest

The Husker Animal Welfare Judging Team placed fifth during the annual American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare Assessment Contest held late last year. A record 269 participants representing 28 universities and 8 countries competed in the contest, which was held virtually in 2021. The University of Nebraska team was comprised…
Are prairie mixes only option for crop field borders?

Are prairie mixes only option for crop field borders?

MADISON, Wis. — Planting beneficial plants next to gardens and crop fields large and small has been a standard practice for decades, even centuries. The plants provide what are known as ecosystem services. These include attracting pollinators and preventing weeds. In the grassland regions of North America, prairie mixtures are…
Smaller Loans Limit Agricultural Lending

Smaller Loans Limit Agricultural Lending

Smaller sized loans limited agricultural lending activity at the end of 2021. The Survey of Terms of Lending to Farmers shows non-real estate agricultural loans at commercial banks decreased by 13 percent in the fourth quarter, and the yearly average was the lowest since 2012. The Kansas City Federal Reserve…
USDA Increases Corn and Soybean Ending Stocks for 2021-22

USDA Increases Corn and Soybean Ending Stocks for 2021-22

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA increased corn ending stocks in the 2021-22 crop by 47 million bushels (mb) to 1.54 billion bushels (bb) and increased soybean stocks by 10 mb to 350 mb on Wednesday. USDA also showed a record corn yield in the 2021-22 crop at 177 bushels per acre…