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(Video) Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman hosted FFA members for a proclamation signing ceremony declaring “FFA Week” in Nebraska.  FFA, also know... Read More

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 thousand attendees annua... Read More

China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The announcement Tuesday via the official ... Read More

NMPF Thanks Chobani for Standing Up for Labeling Integrity

ARLINGTON, Va. –  In a letter today to Hamdi Ulukaya, chief executive officer of Chobani, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) President and CEO Jim Mulhern thanked the company for supporting transparency in the use of dairy terms on food-pr... Read More

Livestock Transporters Embrace GeoSpace Labs 49 CFR 395.1(k) Technology ELD Solution

As the rest of the trucking industry moves on from the transition to Electronic Logging Devices (ELD), which have been required since the end of 2017, transporters of livestock are exempt from the regulation until September of 2019. The exemption ... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Appropriations Bill & Declaration of National Emergency

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s signing of legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and declaration of a national emergency at the souther... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Appropriations Bill & Declaration of National Emergency

Washington, D.C., - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s signing of legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and declaration of a national emer... Read More

University of Nebraska Celebrates 150 Years -- Friday Five

This week marked the 150th birthday of the University of Nebraska. To celebrate, the university designated the entire week as "Charter Week." Numerous activities were held on campus, including Glow Big Red. Alex and Hannah travel across the Lincol... Read More

China says trade talks to continue in Washington next week

BEIJING (AP) — With a March 2 deadline looming, U.S. and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington next week for more talks on a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions, China's government announced Friday. The announcement came after U... Read More

WOTUS Definition Hearings Scheduled

The Environmental Protection Agency has rescheduled public hearings on the updated Waters of the U.S. definition. The hearings were scheduled to take place during the government shutdown, but were postponed. The hearings will be held on February 2... Read More

Wildlife advocates push protections for prairie birds

Wildlife advocates have begun legal proceedings against U.S. officials for allegedly failing to protect a ground-dwelling bird species that's seen its habitat shrink due to farming and energy exploration. The lesser-prairie chicken roams portions ... Read More