New program connects Nebraska pasture owners with livestock producers

New program connects Nebraska pasture owners with livestock producers

A new program has launched to help connect Nebraska pasture owners with livestock producers. The Nebraska Grazing Exchange, created by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR), works by having land owners fill out information about what pasture land they have available and then it's added to an interactive map…
USDA Releases Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook

USDA Releases Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook

USDA released its June 2024 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook that shows the 2024 beef production forecast is virtually unchanged. Heavier cattle weights are expected to partially offset tight cattle supplies. The 2025 beef production forecast is raised with expectations of continued high cattle weights and a shift in marketings…
MarketReady webinars help farmers expand market reach

MarketReady webinars help farmers expand market reach

Rural Prosperity Nebraska and the Heartland Regional Food Business Center, a multi-state organization focused on strengthening farm and food enterprises, are kicking off a summer-long series of market-ready webinars, beginning June 20. The MarketReady Advanced Topic Webinar Series will explore a range of topics, from insurance to packaging, aimed at…
National Feeding and Fueling the World workshop stops in Nebraska

National Feeding and Fueling the World workshop stops in Nebraska

Nebraska recently became one of the stops for the nationally based Feeding and Fueling the World workshop series.  Sponsored locally by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Soybean Board, the workshop was designed for science teachers by science teachers to learn curriculum emphasizing modern agriculture that they can take…
Weed Management Field Day June 26 at South Central Agricultural Laboratory

Weed Management Field Day June 26 at South Central Agricultural Laboratory

Growers, crop consultants and educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management Field Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., June 26, 2024, at the South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. The field day will include on-site demonstrations of new technology and new herbicides for corn, soybean…
Record Ag Trade Deficit Forecast for this year

Record Ag Trade Deficit Forecast for this year

The U.S. is facing a record-large agricultural trade deficit in 2024. In a recent Newsline, Betty Resnick, an economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, says the deficit has deepened significantly in the last two years. Betty Resnick, an economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, says the deficit has deepened…
Tennessee, Texas A&M advance to CWS Finals

Tennessee, Texas A&M advance to CWS Finals

Tennessee and Texas A&M will meet in the CWS Championship Series after winning their respective Semifinal Games at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha on Wednesday. The Aggies shutout Florida 6-0 in the nightcap after the Volunteers defeated Florida State 7-2 in the afternoon. Florida and Kentucky played a makeup game…
AltEn pilot project resumes using new, less mechanical process

AltEn pilot project resumes using new, less mechanical process

MEAD, Nebraska — A pilot project to discover the best way to remove a 14-acre pile of pesticide-contaminated “wet cake” from the site of the now-notorious AltEn ethanol plant here has resumed after a delay that was blamed on equipment breakdowns and a change in the process.  Two backhoe-like “excavators”…