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Northern Plain Farm Labor Analysis

LINCOLN, Neb. May 28, 2020 - In the Northern Plains Region (Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) there were 42,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on farms and ranches during the week of April 12-18, 2020, up 40 percent from the... Read More

Nebraska 'Beefs Up' Beef Month | Friday Five | May 29, 2020

Beef Month may be coming to an end, but you can celebrate beef all summer long! Nebraska has the top three beef cow counties in the U.S., including the nation’s No. 1 cow county – Cherry County, followed by Custer and Holt Counties. Cattle ... Read More

Fridays in the Field | Episode 2 with UNL TAPS Program

We’re back with another edition of Fridays in the Field! Join Clay Patton in North Platte for the second episode of this season! Clay will be following the University of Nebraska Testing Ag Performance Solutions (UNL TAPS) program, which was dev... Read More

Trading Bits & Bytes Looks at Moving Forward with Corn & Soybeans

Jeff Peterson with Heartland Farm Partners joins us this week with a focus on the movement of corn and soybeans, how do we market going into the summer, where is the good demand at? Read More

African Swine Fever Impact Even Greater in 2020

Experts are saying that the African Swine Fever outbreak that continued last year could have an even bigger impact in 2020. The Guardian says that the highly-contagious virus that is fatal to pigs is still spreading at a rapid rate. While human at... Read More

AUDIO: CFAP Enrollement Begins for Producers, Where and How to Apply

Tuesday the USDA began accepting applications from crop growers and livestock producers for $16 billion in aid under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Financial assistance is available to producers of agricultural commodities who hav... Read More

Hong Kong Trade Status, U.S. Relationship with China, in Limbo

The Trump Administration sent a formal notice to Congress that it doesn’t see Hong Kong as an autonomous region from China. Politico says that puts Hong Kong’s status as a separate customs territory at risk and opens up Beijing to sanctions. T... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Overviews Coronavirus Relief for Ag Producers, Highlights Nebraska Tourism Passport Program

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted the great work being done by the agriculture and tourism industries to overcome the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.  He also announced the communities where Test Nebraska will op... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners

How does the corn and soybean markets look to you this time? Are the funds playing much of an impact in the corn and soybean markets at this time? How is the demand for corn in the ethanol industry looking? What does feed demand look like to you? H... Read More

USDA Funding Rural Water and Wastewater Improvements

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday announced a $281 million investment for 106 projects to improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure. Announced by deputy undersecretary for rural development Bette Brand, the funding will assist rural com... Read More

Nebraska Duo Eyes End to Costly Swine Diseases

Lincoln, Nebraska, May 28, 2020 — Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have received $1 million in grant funding to continue research that could lead to the development of vaccines and genetic-selection tools to fight some of the world... 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

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of FC Stone

Getting a lot of questions about Hong Kong and the assessment & what will happen from that assessment.  Will it affect Phase One?  Brazil corn on what is being heard.  Acre numbers & prevent plant…recent crop progress numbers, no big sur... Read More