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Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff said Friday that authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's res... Read More

U.S. sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China tariffs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping deposits on U.S. imports of the grain, trade sources and a Reuters analysis of export and shipp... Read More

High Plains Ranch Practicum Now Taking Applications for 2018 Class

The High Plains Ranch Practicum, an in-depth ranch management school in its 12th year, is being offered beginning in June and concluding in November.       This national award-winning livestock program is hosted jointly by the Nebraska Extens... Read More

Cattle on Feed *AUDIO* Jerry Stowell

Cattle on Feed Report 04/20 USDA Actual              Average Guess             Range Cattle on Feed: On Feed April 1    107.0%                              107.5%                 106.5-108.0% Placed in... Read More

Agriculture Committee Includes Sheep in Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture approved a new edition of the Farm Bill on April 18. The farm bill, HR 2, is required to authorize farm and food program support which expires this fall. The committee wrote strong legisla... Read More

Japan-EU Trade Agreement Threatens U.S. Pork Exports to Japan

The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service says a Japan-EU trade agreement threatens U.S. pork exports to Japan. Japan and the EU announced finalization of negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement in December of... Read More

USDA Announces Senior Level Leadership

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Thursday announced the selection of senior leaders in several U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies. Perdue appointed Ken Isley as Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator, Joel Baxley as Rural Housing Ser... Read More

Northern Storms Easing Drought, Dryness Worsening in the Southwest

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows late-season winter storms are shrinking dry conditions in the northern Midwest and Plains states, but the southwest remains critically dry. Parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and further westward, are in pro... Read More

Trump: Not Interested in Rejoining TPP

President Donald Trump says “I don’t want to go back into” the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump told reporters "the media has not covered the TPP correctly." President Trump howev... Read More

AG YOUTH COUNCIL CONNECTS CITY KIDS TO LIFE ON FARM

LINCOLN –This week, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC) will introduce elementary-school students in the city to life on the farm. The NAYC’s annual Urban Youth Farm Tour connects students from Lincoln with nearby farmers and ranchers ... Read More

O’Rourke Family Selected as 2018 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award Recipient

Governor Pete Ricketts joined Sand County Foundation, the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN), Cargill, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust to announce the O’Rourke Family’s RuJoDen Ranch as the recipient of the 2018 Nebras... Read More