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$1.2 Million Grant to Help Corn and Wheat Growers Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer Application

Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their c... Read More

USDA, FDA, EPA Launch Website for Biotechnology Regulation

Today, in recognition of January 2020 as National Biotechnology Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a Unified Website for Biotechnology Regu... Read More

Lindsay and Farmers Edge Expand Digital Partnership to Connect Two Million Irrigated Acres by the End of 2021

OMAHA, Neb. and AMES, Iowa, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, and Farmers Edge, a global leader in digital agricultu... Read More

VIDEO: Mystery drone sightings continue in Colorado, into Nebraska

Authorities have confirmed reports of drone sightings in three more counties in northeast Colorado and at least one Nebraska county after nighttime drone flights in the region caused a national stir earlier this week. The Denver Post reported Frid... Read More

K-State researchers make progress on hemp

HAYSVILLE, Kan. — After one year of growing industrial hemp in test plots, Kansas State University researchers say they’ve moved closer to providing guidance to producers interested in growing the alternative crop in Kansas. In April 2018, Kan... Read More

Program allows students to gain 2 degrees from 2 colleges

Students may receive two bachelor’s degrees from two Nebraska colleges after four years in a new biology and agriculture program. Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced the program earlier this month. Students can e... Read More

Slippery salvation: Could seaweed as cow feed help climate?

A group of scientists and farmers in northern New England is working on a plan to feed seaweed to cows to gauge whether it can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The concept has gained traction in recent years ... Read More

U.S. Soy Leads the Way in Sustainable Global Aquaculture

What do U.S. soybean farmers and global aquaculture have in common? Quite a bit, actually, especially in helping to make fish farming more sustainable and scalable. Working towards Sustainability in Global Fish Farming For nearly 30 years, the... Read More

Broadband map fix will reveal needs

The House of Representatives passed legislation last week that will improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps to better identify needs. The Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act requires broadband providers to repo... Read More

Clash over water continues between Kansas farmers, refuge

The clash over water rights between the operators of a federal wildlife refuge in south central Kansas and farmers could potentially wind up in court if the two sides don't reach an agreement on water usage. The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ha... Read More

USDA to Make $550 Million in Funding Available to Deploy High-Speed Broadband Internet Infrastructure in Rural America

STANTON, Iowa, Dec. 12, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the availability of a second round of $550 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Reconnect Pilot Program funding appropriated by Congre... Read More