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FarrPro's Haven Wins National Hog Farmer

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- FarrPro, an Iowa based ag tech startup, has won the 2019 National Hog Farmer New Product Tour "Producer's Choice" Award with their Haven product. The Producer's Choice Award goes to... Read More

Anthrax Confirmed on Uvalde County Premises

The first anthrax case of the year was confirmed in one captive antelope on a premises in Uvalde County on June 19, 2019. “The premises is located within the triangular area of Texas where anthrax is historically found in the soil,” said Dr. S... Read More

Honeybee Losses Jumped Sharply Higher Last Winter

Bee colony death numbers are continuing to climb. The Bee Informed Partnership released its latest survey last week, saying U.S. beekeepers lost 40 percent of their colonies last winter. That’s the largest number of overwintering hive losses since ... Read More

Armada of barges cleared for Mississippi River shipments after floods

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The upper Mississippi River reopened to barge traffic on Friday as vessels were cleared to ship through St. Louis harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said, and the situation quickly became a logistics nightmare as dozens of towboa... Read More

Secretary Perdue to Drive his International 656 Farmall Tractor in the Great Iowa Tractor Ride

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is in Iowa today for the Great Iowa Tractor Ride.  Perdue will drive his very own International 656 Farmall Tractor. The Secretary’s father, George “Ernie” Perdue Jr. purchased the Farmall new in 1... Read More

27 Governors Send Letter Asking Congress to Ratify USMCA

Just over half the nation’s governors co-signed a letter to Congress asking for rapid ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. In a letter dated Thursday, June 20, it says, “Nearly 25 years after passing the North American Free Tra... Read More

Students take on important plant-based research

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Curiosity may not have ended up well for the cat, but it’s helping to provide a big career boost to eight undergraduate students at Kansas State University this summer. They make up the first-ever group of students selected f... Read More

Some USDA researchers reluctant to move cross country

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are reluctant to move across the country to the Kansas City area when two research agencies move there. The USDA announced plans earlier this month to move the Economic Rese... Read More

NEBRASKA CHICKEN AND EGGS

All layers in Nebraska during May 2019 totaled 8.82 million, up from 7.78 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during May totaled 223 million eggs, up from 201 million in... Read More

USDA Offers Producers Options to Re-enroll or Extend Expiring CRP Contracts

Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting o... Read More

Western Integrated Seed Finalizes Long-term Agreement with Dahlco Seeds

Western Integrated Seed, Inc., a fully independent, custom seed production company, is expanding its operation with the announcement today that it has finalized a long-term strategic agreement to assume the day-to-day operations of Dahlco Seeds, Inc.... Read More