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Gov. Ricketts Cuts Ribbon at Costco Poultry Plant

Gov. Ricketts (right) and state leaders receive a tour of Costco’s facilities. FREMONT – On Saturday, Governor Pete Ricketts took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for Costco’s new chicken plant in Fremont.  The poultry operation will tu... Read More

USDA Honors 25 Years of Tribal Land-Grant Universities and their Contributions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today honored the 25th anniversary of the legislation that recognized 29 tribal colleges and universities as land-grant institutions. Signed on October 20, 1994, the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act enab... Read More

Alabama auctioneer wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier

Chuck Bradley, Rockford, Ala., was named Champion at the 2020 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Western Regional Qualifying Event. Crawford Livestock Market, LLC in Crawford, Neb., hosted the first of three WLAC qualifying events on Frid... Read More

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


Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” here in the Fall 2019 semester! He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we chat about the rural school teachers who ... 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


10-18-19 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 365 Beans - 840 Humphrey Corn - 369 Beans - 841 Monroe Corn - 369 Beans - 844 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 369 Beans - 844 Royal Hub Corn - 367 Beans - 847 Wakefield Corn - 365 Beans - 837 Hinton, IA Corn - ... 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