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Drought Center, CALMIT Help Launch Drought-Monitoring, Forecast Tools

Lincoln, Nebraska, April 2, 2020 — The movement of water across the globe causes small fluctuations in the planet’s gravity field. One wouldn’t notice the difference by clocking the speed of fal... Read More

Soy Innovation Challenge to Award Disruptive Innovators

ST. LOUIS — U.S. soybean farmers principally are price takers in the existing soybean supply chain, without transparent access to market signals originating from end users. Similarly, the complexity of the value chain makes it difficult for end use... Read More

Farmer Survey Highlights Misconceptions About “Right to Repair”

WASHINGTON (March 9, 2020) – Only a small fraction of farmers is aware of “right to repair” legislation that has been considered by state legislatures in recent years, according to a recent survey. The legislation would provide unfettered acce... Read More

NEW RESEARCH LINKS GENE FOUND IN WILD WHEAT TO DROUGHT TOLERANCE IN CULTIVATED WHEAT

Lincoln, Nebraska, March 5, 2020 — New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has led to the discovery of a novel gene that improves drought adaptation in wheat — a breakthrough that could contribute to increased world food security. ... Read More

Deere & Co laying off 42 at Waterloo location

WATERLOO, Iowa (The Des Moines Register) — Deere & Co. plans to lay off 42 workers in Waterloo — the latest round of layoffs in the state the farm equipment maker has announced in recent months. The Des Moines Register reports that the com... Read More

Nebraska Corn Introduces New Ag Education Programs

LINCOLN, Neb. - One of the Nebraska Corn Board’s (NCB) four main pillars is education, and the board works to develop and implement educational programs with an impact. Over its 42-year history, NCB has helped people of all ages and backgrounds be... Read More