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USDA Announces Fellowships to Develop the Next Generation of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) today announced fellowship opportunities to connect USDA resources with facu... Read More

AEM releases October 2019 ag equipment sales numbers

October 2019 saw increases in U.S. sales of self-propelled combines while both 4-wheel-drive tractors and 2-wheel-drive tractor sales fell modestly compared to October of last year, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manuf... Read More

Ricketts visits world’s largest ag tech fair to promote Nebraska’s products

This week, Governor Pete Ricketts and his trade delegation visited the world’s leading agricultural technology fair.  The fair, Agritechnica, is hosted in Hannover with 450,000 visitors from 130 countries. Companies headquartered in Nebraska, suc... 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