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Planting Delays Possible if Forecasts for Above Normal Precipitation Hold True

Planting is underway in Nebraska but briefly stalled mid-week due to several storm fronts moving through. As of Monday 3% of the state’s corn crop was in the ground, compared to 6% last year, and eq... Read More

USDA to Consider Release of GM Moths, GM Virus

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- In the past two weeks, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released documents on proposals to release two genetically modified (GM) organisms: diamondback moths and a virus designed to control the ci... Read More

Register Now for Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics in May

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues relate... Read More

Dow Blasts AP for Chlorpyrifos Article

This week, the Associated Press published an article about chlorpyrifos and Dow’s push to ignore findings from federal scientists; however, Dow released a statement today (April 21) noting that the article “contained a number of misleading and in... Read More

WI State Lawmaker: Canada Doesn't Grasp Urgency of Milk Crisis

A Wisconsin state lawmaker says Canadian officials don't appear to have a sense of urgency about helping dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers who face going out of business after a change in Canada's domestic pricing policy evaporated demand for U.S. mi... Read More

Nebraska Chicken and Egg Numbers

Lincoln, Neb. April 21, 2017 -- All layers in Nebraska during March 2017 totaled 8.42 million, down from 8.74 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during March totaled... Read More

New Iowa Nitrogen Plant Opens

WEVER, Iowa (DTN) -- Amidst fertile Mississippi River Valley farm fields here, the first greenfield nitrogen fertilizer production facility built in the U.S. in more than 25 years officially opened for business Wednesday. Iowa Fertilizer Company (IF... Read More

Statement by Nebraska Agriculture Leaders Working Group Regarding LB 461

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today the Nebraska Legislature started debate on LB 461, legislation that, as advanced by the Legislature’s Revenue Committee fails to provide meaningful and substantial property tax reform and relief for Nebraskans.”  “T... Read More

(AUDIO) United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.9 million head on April 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above April 1, 2016. The inventory included 7.23 milli... Read More

Nebraskans United for Property Tax Reform and Education Make Statement on LB 461

Lincoln, Neb. – “As our coalition has stated on numerous occasions, Nebraskans want and need tax reform that reduces our state’s over reliance on local property taxes to fund government services and education. LB 461 is a misguided piece of leg... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces 2017 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award Recipient

(Lincoln) Friday,  Governor Pete Ricketts joined Sand County Foundation, the Nebraska Cattlemen, Cargill, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust to announce K & W Farms as the recipient of the 2017 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®. The ... Read More