ARS Scientist Highlights Till vs. No-Till Farming

ARS Scientist Highlights Till vs. No-Till Farming

To till or not to till? That is the question. Looking over fields prior to planting, a Shakespeare-in-overalls might also wonder: "Whether 'tis nobler to till and suffer the slings and arrows of soil erosion, decreased irrigation efficiency, and greater operational expense or take arms against such troubles by not…
Annual NRD Conference Focuses on Resource Sustainability, New Technology

Annual NRD Conference Focuses on Resource Sustainability, New Technology

LINCOLN, Nebraska – Natural resources stakeholders and experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 26-28. The conference brings together NRD employees, directors and others integrally involved in conservation, technology and policymaking. The event kicks off with the Ron…
Reducing environmental footprint can save producers money

Reducing environmental footprint can save producers money

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In this video, Kansas State University soil microbiologist Chuck Rice explains how producers can save money by reducing nitrous oxide emissions from corn. K-State researchers are studying the application of fertilizer and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of corn. “When we have a wet spring,…
NBB Applauds House Ag Committee Proposal for Biodiesel Infrastructure Grants

NBB Applauds House Ag Committee Proposal for Biodiesel Infrastructure Grants

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) applauded House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. David Scott (D-GA) and Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) for including in their draft section of the Build Back Better Act a $1-billion grant program to expand infrastructure and increase availability of higher blends…
Emerging Issues Grants up to $25,000 available

Emerging Issues Grants up to $25,000 available

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is accepting proposals for grants up to $25,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address emerging issues related to the impact of COVID-19, and/or other emerging issues related to the prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. Applicants may…
Bidding begins for 9th annual Nebraska FFA Foundation Online Auction

Bidding begins for 9th annual Nebraska FFA Foundation Online Auction

Bidding is now open for the 9th annual Nebraska FFA Foundation Online Auction. The auction will be live now through September 15th on BigIron.com. Items up for auction include a 2021 John Deere Gator, Toy BigBud Tractor and Titan Tire and Goodyear Farm Tires bar stools. The 2021 John Deere…
Husker Pantry opens East Campus location

Husker Pantry opens East Campus location

In an effort to reach more students, a second location for Husker Pantry was opened Aug. 30 on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus. “We know that we have students who use the pantry who are on East Campus, and we’re always looking for ways to reduce barriers to access,”…
Kansas Corn Welcomes Next Generation Fuels Act Introduction

Kansas Corn Welcomes Next Generation Fuels Act Introduction

The Kansas Corn Growers Association joined the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) in welcoming the reintroduction of H.R. 5089, The Next Generation Fuels Act sponsored by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill). The legislation would transition gasoline and vehicles to low-carbon, higher octane fuel to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet…
Checkoff investments for road safety

Checkoff investments for road safety

WASHINGTON — We’ve all been there. You’re driving down the road, heading to the farm or taking a load of soybeans to the elevator, and you hit a pothole and throw off your alignment or kick up some gravel and chip your windshield.  Your soybeans are working to help solve…