2022 Commodity Classic Announces Evening of Entertainment

2022 Commodity Classic Announces Evening of Entertainment

ST. LOUIS (January 18, 2022) — Multiplatinum country musician Sara Evans will close out the 2022 Commodity Classic with a bang during Saturday night’s Evening of Entertainment. Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 in New Orleans. As the fifth most-played female artist on country…
UNL webinar to cover farm, ranch business planning

UNL webinar to cover farm, ranch business planning

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will present a webinar offering strategies and insight on developing business plans for farm and ranch businesses at noon on Jan. 27. The webinar will explain how a business plan helps others understand how a business operates, who does the operation, how…
Conference highlights agronomic, economic issues

Conference highlights agronomic, economic issues

OBERLIN, Kan. — The 19th annual Cover Your Acres winter conference will take place on Jan. 18-19 at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin. Lucas Haag, an agronomist with K-State Research and Extension’s Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby, said producers, crop consultants and other experts are encouraged to attend the…
Nebraska 2021 crop production summary

Nebraska 2021 crop production summary

Corn for grain production in Nebraska based on year-end surveys is estimated at 1.85 billion bushels, up 4% from 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Yield of 194 bushels per acre is up 14 bushels from last year. Farmers harvested 9.56 million acres of corn for grain, down…
Digging into Extension: The Right Path for Jenny Rees

Digging into Extension: The Right Path for Jenny Rees

Her story begins the same as many others in agriculture. She grew up on a small family farm in northeast Nebraska. They grew corn, soybeans and alfalfa, raised cattle and hogs. Agriculture was her lifeblood; she knew without a doubt that it was in her future. But it wasn’t until…
Cooperative experiences ups and downs in Covid years

Cooperative experiences ups and downs in Covid years

The Panhandle Cooperative Association held its annual meeting on Jan. 12, at the Gering Civic Center. The cooperative had a profit of $2,357,210 in their fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2021.  “The profits went into retained savings of the company. No patronage will be paid out,” said CFO, Kim Anderson.…
Proposals for 2022 specialty crop projects due Jan. 31

Proposals for 2022 specialty crop projects due Jan. 31

Nebraska agriculture is known for its traditional crops like corn and soybeans, but the state’s diverse landscape also supports specialty crops like dry edible beans, potatoes and wine grapes. To strengthen the specialty crop industry in the state, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is seeking proposals for innovative research,…
Farmer files lawsuit against John Deere over the right to repair

Farmer files lawsuit against John Deere over the right to repair

The largest agriculture machinery company in the world was hit with federal antitrust claims this week over the right to repair the software on the company’s equipment.  Bloomberg News reported that the lawsuit alleges an illegal “tying” arrangement. It accuses the John Deere tractor maker of prohibiting its “highly consolidated”…