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New Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force Begins Year-Long Process

CENTENNIAL, CO (October 21, 2019) -- The long-range strategic planning process for the beef industry is underway, a process that takes months to coordinate and pulls together key leaders from all over the country representing different sectors of t... Read More

Apply by Nov. 1 to serve on the National Pork Checkoff Board of Directors

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through November 1 to fill five three-year terms. State pork producer associations, farm organizations or individuals who pay the Pork Checkoff, including pig fa... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Meets with Ethanol Delegation from Mexico

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman met with leaders involved in Mexico’s ethanol industry.  The Mexican delegation is studying Nebraska’s ethanol production and infrastructure... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen welcomes  Kohls, Goes to staff

The Nebraska Cattlemen association is pleased to announce the selection of Ashley Kohls as the association's Director of Government Affairs. Previously, Ashley served for five years as the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Associa... Read More

Agricultural youth receive scholarships and awards at 92nd Aksarben Stock Show

Wells Fargo purchases Grand Champion Market Beef for $15,000 The Aksarben Stock Show managed and produced by the Nebraska State Fair welcomed with over 900 youth and 2,700 animals entered along with their families, and supporters to Fonner Park, Sep... Read More

K-State student second in crops competition

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Kansas State University student took top honors and the K-State Crops Team placed second in the Australian University Crops Competition recently. The event was hosted by the Australian Grain Growers organization and was held at ... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Eric Kruegar of Smart Yield

Mixed market for a Friday.  Winds across the Midwest will see some dry down options with the winds moving through ahead of the storms.  Harvest grind is finally here.  China trade talks, USMCA-trade has drug on for so long we need to see something... Read More

NBB Announces New West Coast Office, Bolstered State Regulatory Presence

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The National Biodiesel Board announced the opening of its new west coast office to be led by long-time California Air Resources Board (CARB) Division Chief Floyd Vergara. The expansion will bolster NBB’s presence on the west ... Read More

Weekly Weather Update (10/18) Weather Should Remain Favorable for Harvest

Coming off a week of warmer weather for harvesters, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Climatologist Al Dutcher says, with the exception of a few rain chances, the forecast should remain favorable. Check out this week's weather outlook below. http... Read More

World share prices retreat...China has slowest economic growth in 26 yrs...IMF, World Bank hold annual meetings

World share prices retreated after China reported today that its economy grew 6.0%, its slowest pace in 26 years, in the latest quarter. In early trading, Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1% lower, the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.2% while Germany's DAX reversed... Read More

Finding the Humor in #Harvest19 - Friday Five (October 18, 2019)

Being a #GrainCartGuy can be a hard job.  PLUS - The Blue Jackets, Bright Futures program gifted over 300 jackets to FFA members across the state of Nebraska.  Learn more in the latest edition of Friday Five, which is brought to you by the Ne... Read More

Despair in Burgundy and beyond, as US tariffs hit EU goods

French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products. That's because some $7.5 billion in U.S. tariffs on Eur... Read More

Irrigation season ends with excellent carry over for 2020

The irrigation season in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska is in the books for what was a rocky year for many irrigators.  Shane Hayden, public relations with the Bureau of Reclamation Wyoming Office in Casper, said the Bureau went into the se... Read More

Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Annual Conference November 2

Livestock producers interested in Nebraska’s goat and sheep industry can attend a daylong conference  in Curtis on Saturday, November 2.   The Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers are hosting their 2019 conference at the campus of the Nebraska C... Read More