Gov. Ricketts Hosts Ag and Economic Development Summit

Gov. Ricketts Hosts Ag and Economic Development Summit

KEARNEY – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed 365 leaders to Kearney’s Younes Conference Center for the “Governor’s Summit on Ag and Economic Development,” co-hosted by the Nebraska Departments of Agriculture and Economic Development. “Nebraska is enjoying rapid growth and record-setting employment,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “Nebraska agriculture set all-time highs for beef…
Ag Valley Honors Past Board President with a Memorial Scholarship

Ag Valley Honors Past Board President with a Memorial Scholarship

Edison, Neb., August 10, 2022 - Ag Valley Cooperative would like to congratulate 2022 Agronomy summer Intern, Nolan Wolfe, on receiving the Tom Hansen Memorial Scholarship. Nolan, originally from Lincoln, is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and is pursuing a degree in Agribusiness. The late Tom…
GMOs, Farm to Table

GMOs, Farm to Table

The Food and Drug Administration, in collaboration with the EPA and Agriculture Department, launched Feed Your Mind, an Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative, to increase consumer awareness and understanding of GMOs. A new video released as part of the initiative features where you can find GMOs throughout your day. From farm…
New Uses and Markets for Ethanol to Be Explored at ACE Conference in Omaha

New Uses and Markets for Ethanol to Be Explored at ACE Conference in Omaha

Sioux Falls, SD – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 35th annual conference coming up next week August 10-12 in Omaha will feature a timely panel that dives into new uses and markets emerging for ethanol producers, including opportunities in the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), hydrogen and heavy-duty transportation sectors – areas which…
Communicating with farmers under stress program set for August 16

Communicating with farmers under stress program set for August 16

Lincoln, Neb., August 4, 2022 - Stress seems to be prevalent in the agriculture sector, especially in areas where natural disasters or wildfires have occurred.  When temporary stress turns into chronic stress, it can impact physical health and mental wellness. Nebraska Extension is facilitating a workshop, “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress”,…
CME Group to Launch Euro-denominated Bitcoin and Ether Futures on August 29

CME Group to Launch Euro-denominated Bitcoin and Ether Futures on August 29

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading derivatives marketplace, today announced it plans to further expand its cryptocurrency derivatives offering with the introduction of Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures on August 29, pending regulatory review. Designed to match their U.S. dollar-denominated counterparts, Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures contracts will…
4-H ambassadors serve as leaders, role models in their community

4-H ambassadors serve as leaders, role models in their community

MANHATTAN, Kan. – To be an ambassador is to represent a specific group or organization to the public, but for the hundreds of 4-H ambassadors across Kansas, it means much more than that.  Kyanna Lankton, a Coffey County 4-H ambassador said group members “serve as youth leaders and help organize…
Ag Pen Pal Program-Might Be Just For you

Ag Pen Pal Program-Might Be Just For you

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Ag Pen Pal Program connects farmers and ranchers with classrooms to help students understand where their food, fiber, and fuel comes from. This link creates a personal connection between the classroom and a volunteer in the agriculture community. Volunteers come from across the Nebraska agriculture community…
Study shows Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand

Study shows Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand

Lincoln, Nebraska, July 26, 2022 — The Nebraska ethanol industry produced over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, resulting in a value of production for ethanol and co-products of greater than $4.04 billion, according to a new University of Nebraska–Lincoln study estimating the industry’s impact in 2018 and 2019. The overall…