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Panel to discuss ag production needed to meet global demands

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Panelists at a discussion in Lincoln will cover strategies for increasing agricultural production to meet global demand. The discussion is part of the Heuermann Lecture serie... Read More

Research is Probing Ways to Increase Yields of Sorghum—and Other Crops

Scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are working on field trials and genetic studies that could one day double the yields of sorghum, which is one of the world's most important sources of... Read More

Nebraska Ethanol Board offers fuel retailer training to install E15 blends and higher

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Ethanol Board is urging Nebraska fuel retailers to join fellow Midwest states like Iowa and Minnesota in making E15 fuel more widely available to motorists. A move by the Trump Administration in May promised a surge i... Read More

AXEREAL Acquires CARGILL's Malt Business

PARIS, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AXEREAL, France's largest grain cooperative, today announced the acquisition of CARGILL's malt business on behalf of its subsidiary, BOORTMALT. This acquisition strengthens AXEREAL's position globally, and makes... Read More

Legislation Will Protect America’s Food Supply

The Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation designed to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the nation’s food supply and agricultural industries at the border. The Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Ac... Read More

FFAR and National Pork Board Develop Tools to Detect and Understand Spread of  African Swine Fever Virus

WASHINGTON –The African Swine Fever virus (ASFV) is a highly contagious disease that spreads rapidly in pig populations. It has no impact on people, so pork remains safe to consume. To help keep the U.S. ASFV-free and protect the country’s pigs, ... Read More

Soy Backs Artificial Turf With Sustainability

Consumer demand for sustainable products continues to increase, and soy is ready to deliver. For artificial grass, soy plays a significant role in the product’s sustainable success. From putting greens to playgrounds and landscaping to lawns, soy-b... Read More

Vanier Family Donates $1 Million to Wheat Research Foundation

The Jack and Donna Vanier family continued their legacy of giving by donating $1 million to the future of wheat research. "As we enter the golden age of wheat research, this gift to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation (KWCRF) will ensu... Read More

Rural firefighters promote farm safety through national program

Firefighters and farmers, two groups of professionals who often work in hazardous environments, are teaming up in a program aimed at improving agricultural safety and health nationwide. The Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Hea... Read More

New York City Bans Processed Meats in School Lunches

Kids are notorious for their love of hot dogs but they won’t get them in New York City schools this year for lunch. A Fox 5 New York Dot Com article says the Board of Education will no longer allow processed meats in public school cafeterias follow... Read More