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Calving Ease May Not Always Mean What You Think

QUESTION: I have six heifers that came from a calving-ease bull. I used a calving-ease bull to breed them, and so far, of the three that have calved, I've had to pull two. All of these heifers weigh ... Read More

Agriculture States Face Off: Cornhuskers vs. Fighting Illini

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are set to take on the Fighting Illini this Saturday in NCAA football.  But, the two states compete on more than just the football field. In agricultural cash receipts, Nebraska ranks fourth in the nation, and Illinois ra... Read More

Big Iron Realty Friday's in the Field heads to Butler County

The field that has been hit by rain, hail, wind, lack of rain & heat was harvested for corn silage this week for Tuls Dairy. https://youtu.be/pM2TRWwvj2s...... Read More

NPPC Urges Administration to 'Break the Logjam on U.S. Pork Imports to Jamaica'

In a letter sent Friday, NPPC urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to work with Jamaica for greater U.S. pork market access. "U.S. pork is exported to over 100 nations in any given year and the U.S. typica... Read More

More Time Provided for Dairy Producers to Enroll in DMC Program

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had been September 20. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bi... Read More

Fishing for Corn Yields Big - Friday Five (Sept. 20, 2019)

Fishing for corn yields big for the boys at Jackrabbit Seed / Kokes Ag Service! Jason Kokes and Steven Vellek with Jackrabbit Seed are fishing in Jim Kokes' flooded field, and they got quite the catch. (Hint: They didn't catch a fish.) PLUS - ... Read More

Options for corn impacted by canal breach

LINCOLN — On July 17 when the Gering-Ft. Laramie canal breached, it left over 100,000 acres of irrigated crops in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska without water. Without irrigation water and adequate rainfall, taking the corn to full maturity a... Read More

4S Goat Expo Oct. 5-6

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — 4S Goat Expo to Offer Seminar Show and Sale October 5th and 6th at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 5015 W Rodeo Road, North Platte Nebraska. The seminar will start promptly at 10:00 AM on October 5th. Speakers and topics inc... Read More

Nuckolls County Agricultural Society Receives $195,900 for New Show Arena

LINCOLN, Neb. Sept. 19, 2019 – USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser today announced that the Nuckolls County Agricultural Society will receive $195,900 for a new show arena at the Nuckolls county fairground. “County ... Read More

Sen. Moran Priorities Included in FY2020 Ag Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – today applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee’s ... Read More

Taiwan Goodwill Mission Signs Letter of Intent for U.S. Wheat Purchases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from the Taiwan Flour Millers Association (TFMA) signed letters of intent to purchase wheat and other U.S. grown commodities over the next two years Sept. 18, 2019, at the U.S. Capitol. The millers are part of a b... Read More