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Senators Seek Flexibility in FSA Loans

Lawmakers are urging Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to make temporary flexibilities on Farm Service Agency loans permanent for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a bipartisan letter sign... Read More

AUDIO: Market Commentary with Daily Brokers

Summary As Monday's trade starts to wind down there were a few bulls to mention, but there are plenty of bears still in the forest. The equities continue their rally with the DOW Jones up over 1,000 points on the day. The wheat complex seems to ha... Read More

AUDIO: KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report

In the first crop progress report of 2020 wheat is the big feature along with the first glimpse at plant 2020 for other major crops like cotton. According to USDA and NASS winter wheat's condition nationally rates at 62% good to excellent. That is... Read More

Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program announces 2020-21 scholarship recipients

The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the recipients of scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. The awards include renewable and one-time scholarships to 72 students totaling $202,0... Read More

NMPF Coronavirus Page Adds Resources for Dairy Employers, Veterinarians

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation’s coronavirus webpage has added new information for farm employers and employees, as well as guidance for veterinarians, to help the dairy community keep up with evolving government and ma... Read More

Tyson Suspends Operations at Columbus Junction, IA, Pork Plant

Tyson Foods, Inc., announced Tuesday they would be suspending operations at their Columbus Junction, IA, pork plant this week due to more than two dozen cases of COVID-19 involving team members at the facility. They say their meat and poultry plants ... Read More

Kansas CRP Participants Encouraged To Postpone Burns

In response to the coronavirus pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture are recommending landowners and managers voluntarily reduce the number ... Read More

Farmer Input Sought for 2020 National Cover Crop Survey

Many have seen past results from previous national farmer cover crop surveys funded by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and carried out by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC). The American Seed ... Read More

COVID-19 Shows Farm Labor System is Broken

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed major flaws in the American farm labor system. Politico says that’s upping the pressure on the federal government to make migrant labor much more accessible to farmers. It also highlights a lack of health and sa... Read More

CoBank Issues Report on COVID-19 Impact on Ag, Economy

CoBank says the COVID-19 outbreak has brought the U.S. economy to a “screeching halt.” A quarterly report from the CoBank Knowledge Division has underscored the critically important nature of agriculture, as well as other industries essential to ... Read More

President Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration/ Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Federal Disaster Declaration

President Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump approved a request from Gov. Ricketts for a major disaster declaration fo... Read More