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Susan M. Fritz, Ph.D., first woman to lead NU system, installed as University of Nebraska interim president

The University of Nebraska celebrated history today with the installation of Susan M. Fritz, Ph.D., as interim president. Fritz, a 30-year veteran of the university who most recently served as execu... Read More

Years of progress for U.S. dairy genetics

Genetic progress on the nation’s dairy farms has been quite remarkable. Thanks to advanced reproductive technologies, over the past 30 years. From embryo transfer to in-vitro fertilization, the ability to expedite top-performing genetics has improv... Read More

Center for Consumer Freedom takes on alt-meat ingredients

The Center for Consumer Freedom is taking on the idea that plant-based meat products are healthier than traditional meats from animals. The CCF began running full-page ads in two of the nation’s biggest publications, the Wall Street Journal and ... Read More

Ethanol CEO tells industry to not stand quietly

The American Coalition for Ethanol held its annual conference in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 14-17. A DTN report says ACE CEO Brian Jennings made an interesting proclamation to the rest of his industry, which is currently on the ropes. Jennings asked members o... Read More

Boiling weeds in Saskatchewan

The X-Steaminator succeeded in getting a lot of attention at the Ag In Motion farm show in Saskatchewan this summer. It’s certainly not a new idea, but when the prototype-model is based on a concept of greater efficiency and is built on a much larg... Read More

Herbicides, bugs on plant strategies wrestle tenacious invasive weed

Cheyenne area rancher Nina Haas walked slowly in the range grass, lush from summer rain, looking down at Dalmatian toadflax plants, and stopped. Something had grabbed her attention, and she went down to one knee for a closer look. “There,” she... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Summer 2019 semester.  He's once again joined by a special guest, the interim-President of the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Susan Fritz. Dr. Fritz filled ... Read More

Wheat organization 'Tweets' back on Trump Comments

President Donald Trump’s recent comments on wheat exports to Japan have generated some negative press among one of his biggest groups of supporters. The Hagstrom Report reported when the president was speaking in Pennsylvania, one of the topics ... Read More

Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board to Hold Producer Workshops in September

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board will host four workshops for new and returning sorghum producers, educators, and industry partners in September. The workshops will provide pertinent information in regard to the harvesting and marketing ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts appoints Adam Grabenstein to the Nebraska Corn Board

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Pete Ricketts recently appointed Adam Grabenstein, from Farnam, to the District 5 region of the Nebraska Corn Board, which consists of Buffalo, Dawson, Hall, Howard and Sherman counties. Grabenstein replaced Tim Scheer, from St... Read More

Central Platte NRD to Hold Levy Hearing for 2020 Budget

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)  A levy hearing is scheduled at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019, for the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s 2020 budget. The NRD board’s August meeting will begin at 2:00 with both being held at the NRD office ... Read More