June WASDE Report

June WASDE Report

WHEAT: The outlook for 2024/25 U.S. wheat this month is for larger supplies, unchangeddomestic use, increased exports, and lower stocks. Supplies are raised as all wheatproduction is forecast at 1,875 million bushels, up 17 million from last month on higher HardRed Winter production more than offsetting reductions in Soft Red…
USDA aims to aid small farmers by barring pay deductions from poultry companies

USDA aims to aid small farmers by barring pay deductions from poultry companies

A rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture would eliminate pay deductions for chicken producers, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday. Under the current poultry payment system, an incentive-based arrangement known within the industry as a tournament system, farmers who raise poultry earn a base payment from the companies that…
Nebraska school districts to receive federal funds for electric school buses

Nebraska school districts to receive federal funds for electric school buses

So-called “clean buses” are coming to schools across the country with the help of federal funding, including two school districts in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Examiner. The nationwide effort from the Biden Administration will provide over 500 school districts across nearly all 50 states with about $1 billion to…
Partisan Farm Bill Passes House Ag Committee

Partisan Farm Bill Passes House Ag Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott made the following statement after Chairman GT Thompson advanced partisan legislation out of Committee. “For over a year, Democrats have engaged with the Chairman, striving for a genuinely bipartisan farm bill that meets the needs of our farmers and the families they feed. This…
Mann Champions Agricultural Community

Mann Champions Agricultural Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Tracey Mann (KS-01) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024. Rep. Mann is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, which will markup the Farm Bill on Thursday, May 23. Rep. Mann represents…
USDA: Farm employment steady, wages up in Northern Plains

USDA: Farm employment steady, wages up in Northern Plains

The latest report from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service indicates a steady employment trend for farm workers in the Northern Plains region, encompassing Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. During the week of April 7-13, 2024, the number of workers hired directly by farm operators remained at 37,000,…
NSP Supports House Agriculture Committee’s Progress to Farm Bill Markup

NSP Supports House Agriculture Committee’s Progress to Farm Bill Markup

WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2024)—National Sorghum Producers commends the House Committee on Agriculture as they commence markup this week on the 2024 Farm Bill, particularly in the face of economic uncertainty and rising costs for U.S. sorghum producers. NSP is optimistic the proposal by Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson will bolster…
Farmers Still Waiting on a Farm Bill

Farmers Still Waiting on a Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill expired last year, and Congress passed a one-year extension of that bill. Joby Young, executive vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, says the time is now to get a new bill through Congress Young says it’s important that a farm bill is bipartisan to…
Gov. Pillen Hosting Second Property Tax Town Hall in Grand Island

Gov. Pillen Hosting Second Property Tax Town Hall in Grand Island

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen will host his second town hall focused on fixing Nebraska's property tax crisis on Friday, May 17 in Grand Island.  The event is one of many stops the Governor plans to make ahead of a special session, expected to be scheduled in late July. “Nebraskans…