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EPA offers clarity to farmers on Dicamba registrations

WASHINGTON — Late Monday evening,  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a key order providing farmers with needed clarity following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ June 3, 20... Read More

National FFA Launches Online Social Network for Alumni, Supporters

The National FFA Organization recently launched a social networking platform specifically for FFA alumni and supporters. The Forever Blue Network was designed to give alumni, supporters and FFA members a space to connect and share about job and in... Read More

Food Supply Protection Act Introduced

Senator Debbie Stabenow Wednesday introduced legislation to help protect the food supply after the COVID-19 crisis has put an unprecedented strain on farmers, workers, food banks and families. Stabenow, the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Ag Commit... Read More

CFAP update from NE FSA

Today the FSA will start accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program  CFAP  through Aug. 28, 2020.  Nebraska FSA State Executive Director Nancy Johner is reminding those in agriculture that this is a three-month enrollment p... Read More

White House: China Deal is “On Track”

Officials in the Trump Administration are talking positively about China’s commitments in implementing the Phase One trade deal with the U.S. Politico says that’s even as the coronavirus outbreak that began in China is straining relations between... Read More

Nebraska governor's DHM allows county fairs to move forward

County fairs are some of the most anticipated events in rural communities. When Covid-19 hit, though, events from concerts to graduations were canceled, and as the pandemic continued the question became what would happen to county fairs. On May 21... Read More

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Asks SBA to Modify Paycheck Protection Program to Help Farmers, Ranchers, Self-Employed

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to modify the agency’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to allow more farm and ranch businesses experiencing COVID-19 financial pressures to utilize loan ... Read More

The U.S., China Relationship Deteriorating Soon After Phase One Trade Deal

Analysts already expect China to be unable to meet its obligations under the Phase One trade deal it signed with the U.S. this year. Now, the relationship between the two largest economies in the world appears to be in trouble. President Donald Tr... Read More

York, Nebraska, Organization Receives Federal Assistance for Community Revitalization, Local Food Economy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, is announcing that the York County Development Corporation in York, Nebraska, is one of 16 organizations across the nati... Read More

USDA Begins Accepting Applications for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program Grants

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched an online portal to begin accepting applications for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) grants. USDA plans to make ava... Read More