UNL Agricultural Research Division dean announces retirement

UNL Agricultural Research Division dean announces retirement

After more than a decade leading the University of Nebraska Lincoln's Agricultural Research Division, Archie Clutter will retire at the end of 2022.  Clutter has served as dean of the Agricultural Research Division (ARD) and director of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources…
Adrian Smith files for re-election to Nebraska’s Third Congressional District

Adrian Smith files for re-election to Nebraska’s Third Congressional District

SCOTTSBLUFF, NE – Congressman Adrian Smith filed for re-election today to represent Nebraska’s Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Smith has been a leader in Congress fighting the reckless agenda of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi while working to restore a pro-growth economy that boosts Nebraska agriculture, families, and…
Smith Selected to Lead Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee

Smith Selected to Lead Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) was selected to serve as the Ranking Republican Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over all trade measures, including trade agreements, tariffs, and trade enforcement activities.  Smith said: “President Biden spent his first year…
CoBank: U.S. monetary policy poised to replace COVID as economic wild card

CoBank: U.S. monetary policy poised to replace COVID as economic wild card

Despite the surge in COVID cases and the complications it brings, the U.S. economy continues to thrive. Workers are steadily returning to the labor force; the unemployment rate is currently under 4% and consumers are still spending confidently. Until the omicron surge subsides, the biggest economic risk will be the…
Nebraska Farm Bureau outlines ag trade priorities, updates trade report

Nebraska Farm Bureau outlines ag trade priorities, updates trade report

The Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) has identified three trade priorities for the Biden administration following a year with little movement on the topic. As a majority of the world’s consumers reside outside U.S. borders, international trade is vital to the economic future of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families. The success…
National Biodiesel Conference to usher in new era of clean fuels

National Biodiesel Conference to usher in new era of clean fuels

The past year has presented a dizzying array of business and policy decarbonization efforts in the transportation and home heating sectors as the United States continues to work toward a common goal of a better, cleaner future. The biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries are “All In” on…
KARL leadership program opens applications for newest class

KARL leadership program opens applications for newest class

A program that helps to develop leaders for agriculture, business and rural communities is now accepting applications for its newest class, which will be announced this summer.  Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership is an intensive two-year program designed for those engaged with agriculture and rural Kansas. Program officials said applications will be…
Public comments sought for Community Wildfire Plan

Public comments sought for Community Wildfire Plan

The draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Jefferson, Nuckols, Saline, Thayer, and Webster Counties is ready for public review. Draft copies of the document have been mailed to county offices and are available to the public online at https://nfs.unl.edu/documents/CWPP/SCECWPP.pdf. Comments will be accepted until February 18,…
Smaller Loans Limit Agricultural Lending

Smaller Loans Limit Agricultural Lending

Smaller sized loans limited agricultural lending activity at the end of 2021. The Survey of Terms of Lending to Farmers shows non-real estate agricultural loans at commercial banks decreased by 13 percent in the fourth quarter, and the yearly average was the lowest since 2012. The Kansas City Federal Reserve…
Fischer announces $450K USDA ag workforce training grant to Northeast Community College

Fischer announces $450K USDA ag workforce training grant to Northeast Community College

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that Northeast Community College (NECC) will receive a $450,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant for an agricultural workforce training project. Specifically, the grant will go to the following project at NECC: Ruraltech+ Training Program to…