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Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Fall 2019 semester.  He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.... Read More

State Fair Wraps up Final Board Meeting for 2019

Grand Island, NE- The Nebraska State wrapped up their final board meeting of 2019 Friday. After the resignation of Patrick Kopke, chief of finance and administration for the fair at their November board meeting and restructuring resulting in the r... Read More

USMEF Statement on U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal

Today the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the United States and China have reached a "Phase One" trade deal. More details are in this USTR press release. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Hals... Read More

Cattle Producers Event to Offer Demo and Dinner

(York)--All local cattle producers are invited to attend a free informational event on Thursday, January 23, from 4-6 p.m. in York. The event will offer a demonstration of the Rawhide Portable Corral equipment recently purchased by the Rainwater Basi... Read More

Wheat Organizations Encouraged by Progress on Phase One Deal with China

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are encouraged by news today that the United States and China have agreed on the text of a “Phase One” trade deal that apparently would roll back... Read More

Trump says US, China have reached deal; Sunday tariffs off

President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China have reached an interim Phase 1 trade deal. That announcement is seen as de-escalating a 17-month dispute between the economic powers. Trump says the U.S. is dropping plans to impose tariffs Sunday on... Read More

Forward Together the Theme of 4th Annual Grower’s Gala

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation held its fourth annual Grower’s Gala on Dec. 9, during the 2019 Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Convention. The evening included a dinner sponsored by Farm Bureau Bank, a live auction, and entertainment by the Bobby ... Read More

Ag Tech Start-Up Wins $25,000 - Friday Five (Dec. 13, 2019)

The Nebraska Power Farming Show was held in Lincoln this week. It’s the second-largest indoor ag show in the U.S. It spans 9.2 acres and boasts 760 exhibitors and over 2,000 booths. On Wednesday, NPFS hosted its Ag Tech Innovation Competition. ... Read More

VIDEO: Markets React to Possible China Trade Deal - Trading Bits and Bytes with Jeff Peterson

Commodity markets are stronger overnight on the news that the U.S. and China are close to at least a partial trade agreement. President Donald Trump said in Twitter a deal was “very close,” but the Chinese spokeswoman gave no confirmation of t... Read More

Jack Link's won't reopen flood-damaged jerky plant in Nebraska

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP)-- A Wisconsin-based company has decided to not reopen its flood-damaged plant in eastern Nebraska. Jack Link's spokesman Abbey Miller told the Lincoln Journal Star that the Missouri River flooding in March overwhelmed the comp... Read More

House Passes Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by a vote of 260 to 165. The bill would ease immigration for agricultural workers. It won the support of over 300 farm groups, as well as the United Farm Workers. The Hagstro... Read More