Study: Land values, irrigation needs increase when ethanol plant opens

Study: Land values, irrigation needs increase when ethanol plant opens

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University agricultural economists have found that the growth of ethanol plants in the state over the past 20 years has had an impact on irrigation and land values.  Gabe Sampson, an agricultural economist with K-State Research and Extension, said that during the past 20 years,…
World’s largest rodeo heads to Lincoln in July

World’s largest rodeo heads to Lincoln in July

The world’s largest rodeo - the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) - will be in Lincoln, Nebraska July 18-24. The event will be hosted at the Lancaster Event Center over seven days.  Previously held in Casper, Wyoming, the NHSFR is the official world championship for high school rodeo athletes,…
Silage schools being offered in Salina, Garden City

Silage schools being offered in Salina, Garden City

TOPEKA, Kan. — Cattle feeders and dairy operators are encouraged to attend one of two silage schools being hosted by Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Kansas State University Research & Extension next month. One will be offered May 4 in Salina, with the other being held May 6 in Garden City.…
Renewable diesel production expanding thanks to Love’s and Cargill joint venture

Renewable diesel production expanding thanks to Love’s and Cargill joint venture

HASTINGS, NEBRASKA - The Love's Family of Companies, Cargill and their affiliates have entered into a unique 50/50 joint venture to produce and market renewable diesel - a green fuel experiencing strong, rising demand. The joint venture is called Heartwell Renewables and will result in the construction of a new production plant…
CASNR announces Change Maker Incoming Student Scholarship Recipients

CASNR announces Change Maker Incoming Student Scholarship Recipients

Lincoln, Neb. April 20, 2021 —The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has selected eight incoming CASNR students to receive Change Maker scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.   In its second year, the CASNR Change Maker Scholarship Competition invites prospective students to submit a…
Fuel retailers add E15, E85 ethanol blends in eight locations in Nebraska

Fuel retailers add E15, E85 ethanol blends in eight locations in Nebraska

Eight fuel retailer locations in Nebraska have added higher blends of ethanol, including E15 and E85. Higher ethanol blends are now available in Bellevue, Lincoln, Columbus, Grand Island and St. Paul. The Nebraska Ethanol Board said when consumers choose ethanol at the pump, they are helping the environment. Ethanol is…
JBS to purchase plant-based food company

JBS to purchase plant-based food company

The world’s largest protein company and second-largest food producer has entered into an agreement to purchase Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based food company. JBS USA announced the agreement Monday, worth $410 million. Vivera develops and produces a broad range of plant-based meat replacement products for major retailers in over 25 countries…
Farm Groups Support Bonnie Nomination for FPAC

Farm Groups Support Bonnie Nomination for FPAC

Farm groups welcome President Joe Biden’s nomination of Robert Bonnie to oversee The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Production and Conservation mission area as undersecretary. FPAC is significant to agriculture and includes the Farm Service Agency, which manages commodity programs and the Conservation Reserve Program, the Risk Management Agency, which administers…
KAAPA Ethanol crop progress report for week of April 19th

KAAPA Ethanol crop progress report for week of April 19th

The third crop progress report of the year expands to include corn and soybean emergence. Along with soybean planting. For much of the Midwest there is little excitement as famers slow or pause planting pace to see what the current cool weather pattern has in store. Corn planting is 2%…