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Center for Consumer Freedom takes on alt-meat ingredients

The Center for Consumer Freedom is taking on the idea that plant-based meat products are healthier than traditional meats from animals. The CCF began running full-page ads in two of the nation’s ... Read More

Wheat organization 'Tweets' back on Trump Comments

President Donald Trump’s recent comments on wheat exports to Japan have generated some negative press among one of his biggest groups of supporters. The Hagstrom Report reported when the president was speaking in Pennsylvania, one of the topics ... Read More

Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board to Hold Producer Workshops in September

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board will host four workshops for new and returning sorghum producers, educators, and industry partners in September. The workshops will provide pertinent information in regard to the harvesting and marketing ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts appoints Adam Grabenstein to the Nebraska Corn Board

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Pete Ricketts recently appointed Adam Grabenstein, from Farnam, to the District 5 region of the Nebraska Corn Board, which consists of Buffalo, Dawson, Hall, Howard and Sherman counties. Grabenstein replaced Tim Scheer, from St... Read More

Central Platte NRD to Hold Levy Hearing for 2020 Budget

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)  A levy hearing is scheduled at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019, for the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s 2020 budget. The NRD board’s August meeting will begin at 2:00 with both being held at the NRD office ... Read More

Farm/Ranch Tours Proving Effective for Showcasing Benefits of US Lamb with Chefs

U.S. consumer food choices are often sparked by creative chefs many years before they become mainstream. Examples are ethnic flavor fusion, local foods and sustainable options. Getting US lamb in favor with the right chefs is a cornerstone foodservic... Read More

Big Iron Realty Friday's In The Field: Corn Detasseling, Cover Crops and Listening

This Week's Big Iron Realty Friday's In the Field takes us back to Minden Nebraska and the Olson Family Farm. The seed corn field that we follow through the 2019 growing season has moved into the tassel and pollination growth stage. That means the de... Read More

NRCS announces $1.9M research investment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced $1.9 million in funding for 15 Soil Science Collaborative Research projects focused on soil science and soil survey research. The informati... Read More

Ricketts urges EPA to commit to renewable fuels

Governor Pete Ricketts addressed the 32nd annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference in Omaha.  During his remarks, he discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent decision to exempt 31 small refineries from fulfil... Read More

Webinar series to address land management issues

The third edition of Agricultural Land Management Quarterly Webinar will feature results from the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey, including land values and cash rental rates. Nebraska cover crop utilization and lease considerations will... Read More

Tyson Foods, Inc. Recalls Weaver Brand Ready-To-Eat Chicken Patty Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

WASHINGTON– Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Sa... Read More