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Nebraska Corn Board seeks candidates for vacancies

Notice is hereby given that the terms for three members of the Nebraska Corn Development, Utilization and Marketing Board, also known as the Nebraska Corn Board, will expire June 30, 2021, and Nebrask... Read More

Ag Credit Conditions Recover in Third Quarter

Farm income and loan repayment rates recovered from sharp declines in the second quarter, and demand for credit softened according to Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys. Although farm income generally remained low, loan repayment rates stabilized, ... Read More

Unions endorse Fudge for Agriculture Secretary

Three unions announced they are endorsing Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio for Agriculture Secretary. The unions are the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the American Federation of Teachers, and the United Food and... Read More

China defends food import controls to curb virus

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government is defending anti-coronavirus controls that have disrupted imports of beef, poultry and fish from the United States, New Zealand and other trading partners. Customs officials who say the coronavirus has been f... Read More

Ag Lender Survey Reveals Bankers Top Concerns

The Fall 2020 Agricultural Lender Survey report shows that ag lenders continue to remain focused on credit quality, even as the farm economy continues to work through the prolonged downturn caused by COVID-19. The survey is from the American Banke... Read More

Dutch farmers protest reining in nitrogen oxide emissions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers angry at the Dutch government’s policies to reduce emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide are protesting in The Hague. Traffic around the city was snarled early Tuesday as farmers drove their tractors t... Read More

Extension webinar to cover evaluation of risk management alternatives

A Nebraska Extension webinar on Thursday at noon will explore risk management tools available for ag producers, highlighting those from the RightRisk Education Team that assist managers in sifting through information and alternative management strate... Read More

KC Fed: farm financial outlook is improving

The Kansas City Fed said last week that the outlook for agricultural credit conditions in its Tenth District improved in the third quarter, due in part to rising commodity prices and additional government aid to producers. After dropping sharply i... Read More

COVID-19 and the 2020 NEFB Annual Meeting and Convention

In response to the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the state, the Nebraska Farm Bureau 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention will be limited to a one-day, in-person, voting delegate session. The voting delegate session will be held Tuesday, ... Read More

USMEF Strategic Planning Conference goes virtual

Adapting to the times, the U.S. Meat Export Federation kicked off its virtual Strategic Planning Conference Wednesday. In what has been a challenging time, U.S. meat exports are enjoying a strong year with market opportunities in the future. Jes... Read More

Peterson endorses Scott for House Ag Chairman

Current House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson has made a recommendation for his successor. He’s endorsed Georgia Democrat David Scott as the next chairman. In a letter to Scott, Peterson wrote that he’s a supporter of the seniority system. ... Read More