Road safety campaign highlights awareness of farm equipment drivers

Road safety campaign highlights awareness of farm equipment drivers

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Soybean organizations across the country, along with the United Soybean Board, are partnering together in the “Find Me Driving” road safety campaign to raise motorists’ awareness of farm equipment drivers on the roads this spring. “As rural accidents are increasing in number with greater physical and…
Still time to be counted in the 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey

Still time to be counted in the 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey

Farmers and ranchers still have time to respond to their 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey.  The Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will continue to accept responses through April to ensure an accurate picture of U.S. local and regional food systems.  The 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey…
Registration open for Agricultural Safety Summit

Registration open for Agricultural Safety Summit

Registration is open for the North American Agricultural Safety Summit (March 22-24), an interactive online forum designed for risk managers, agricultural industry leaders, researchers, educators, government officials and others interested in improving worker safety in one of the nation’s most hazardous industries. The summit will be hosted by the Agricultural…
Combine partners with IANR to bolster ag entrepreneurship in the state

Combine partners with IANR to bolster ag entrepreneurship in the state

Lincoln, Neb.– In collaboration with the Institute of Agricultural and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, the Combine AgriFood Incubator has built a unique public/ private partnership to fuel entrepreneurship and build vibrant communities in Nebraska.  The Combine, an Invest Nebraska initiative, launched in October of 2019 and has since worked to provide…
Mead facility completes shutdown following NDEE order

Mead facility completes shutdown following NDEE order

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) confirmed that AltEn, LLC near Mead, Nebraska, completed its shut down at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. While the facility has halted its ethanol production, it is running a steam boiler to prevent its system from freezing and…
Study shows precision agriculture improves stewardship

Study shows precision agriculture improves stewardship

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association, and CropLife America released a new study on precision ag. The study shows that widely available precision agriculture technology improves environmental stewardship while providing a solid economic return for farmers. “We’re living in a new age…
Weed Science Organization Names K-State Researcher Outstanding Young Scientist

Weed Science Organization Names K-State Researcher Outstanding Young Scientist

HAYS, Kan. – A weed science researcher at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center whose work has helped boost dryland cropping systems in the Great Plains region has received an early career award from the North Central Weed Science Society. Vipan Kumar, an assistant professor of weed science, received the…
McDonald’s McRib Comes Back To Nebraska | Friday Five | Dec. 4, 2020

McDonald’s McRib Comes Back To Nebraska | Friday Five | Dec. 4, 2020

The McRib is back. You read that correctly. The fan-favorite barbecue pork sandwich topped with crunchy pickles and sliced onions between a toasted bun is back at McDonald’s. Now, for the first time since 2012, the sandwich is available at McDonald’s nationwide. For many Nebraskans, the McRib holds a special…
Peterson Requests Delay in Nation-Wide 5G Network Implementation

Peterson Requests Delay in Nation-Wide 5G Network Implementation

Outgoing House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and others on the committee seek a delay in deploying a terrestrial nationwide network to provide 5G services. In a letter last week to the House Appropriations Committee, Peterson says, “There is no room for error when discussing safety and reliability of service…