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China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge

China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power. The price of pork, China's staple m... Read More

NPPC Urges Administration to 'Break the Logjam on U.S. Pork Imports to Jamaica'

In a letter sent Friday, NPPC urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to work with Jamaica for greater U.S. pork market access. "U.S. pork is exported to over 100 nations in any given year and the U.S. typica... Read More

Fishing for Corn Yields Big - Friday Five (Sept. 20, 2019)

Fishing for corn yields big for the boys at Jackrabbit Seed / Kokes Ag Service! Jason Kokes and Steven Vellek with Jackrabbit Seed are fishing in Jim Kokes' flooded field, and they got quite the catch. (Hint: They didn't catch a fish.) PLUS - ... Read More

Options for corn impacted by canal breach

LINCOLN — On July 17 when the Gering-Ft. Laramie canal breached, it left over 100,000 acres of irrigated crops in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska without water. Without irrigation water and adequate rainfall, taking the corn to full maturity a... Read More

Send-off planned for Miss Rodeo Nebraska

The Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association will host a send-off celebration for Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2019 Eva Oliver on Oct. 26. The Merriman native will compete at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas Dec. 1-8. The send-off will serve as a wa... Read More

Nuckolls County Agricultural Society Receives $195,900 for New Show Arena

LINCOLN, Neb. Sept. 19, 2019 – USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser today announced that the Nuckolls County Agricultural Society will receive $195,900 for a new show arena at the Nuckolls county fairground. “County ... Read More

Taiwan Goodwill Mission Signs Letter of Intent for U.S. Wheat Purchases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from the Taiwan Flour Millers Association (TFMA) signed letters of intent to purchase wheat and other U.S. grown commodities over the next two years Sept. 18, 2019, at the U.S. Capitol. The millers are part of a b... Read More

Congressman Fortenberry receives Golden Triangle Award

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry received the National Farmers Union (NFU) Golden Triangle Award.  The award, presented as part of the annual NFU fall Fly-In that brought 380 Farmers Union members from across the country to Washington, DC,  is the hig... Read More

CASNR’s 2019-20 enrollment features more Nebraskans

An increasing number of Nebraskans can be found in the 2019-20 freshman class in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. According to the annual census taken on the sixth day of classes, the... Read More

NCBA Announces Leadership Changes

DENVER (Sept. 18, 2019) - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced two significant leadership changes today. The NCBA Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association confirmed Colin Woodall to serve as the a... Read More

Trump May Reallocate Waived RFS Gallons

OMAHA (DTN) -- Recent media reports outlining a possible agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard may sound promising for the biofuels industry and agriculture, but Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday that he'll hol... Read More