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USDA Releases Bearish Cattle On Feed Report

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.0 million head on May 1, 2017. The inventory was 2 percent above May... Read More

Signs Indicate Farm Equipment Industry Has Stabilized

Signs indicate that the farm equipment industry finally has steadied after a recent near freefall and is heading upward. John Deere Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel R. Allen, said in April: "We are seeing signs that after several years of... Read More

Nebraska Producer says NAFTA a Success Story for Agriculture

A farmer from Nebraska says the North American Free Trade Agreement is a success story for U.S. agriculture, and warns of the risks involved in renegotiation. In a letter published by the New York Times, Alan Tiemann of Seward, Nebraska writes tha... Read More

NAWG Applauds Senate Ag Committee for Holding Hearing to Examine Farm Economy

Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2017) – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to examine the farm economy in rural America. Members heard testimony from USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson who spoke on sever... Read More

USMEF Kicks Off Spring Conference, Announces Succession Plan

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) opened its Spring Conference Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia, with an extensive discussion of the current international trade environment and a review of year-to-date export results for U.S. pork, beef and lam... Read More

Senate Passes Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Address Agro-Terrorism Threats to Nation’s Food Supply

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate approved legislation to address the threat of agro-terrorism and ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Commi... Read More

Nebraska Extension Releases Grain Marketing Plan App

Lincoln, Nebraska, May 25, 2017 – A new mobile application from Nebraska Extension aims to help farmers manage their operations in a rapidly changing price environment. The free Grain Marketing Plan app is available on iPhone and iPad devices for u... Read More

Corn Replant Nears Historic Levels

How bad has this spring been for corn planting? Bad enough that some seed companies are now getting calls requesting a second round of replant corn, and the planting season is far from over. "As far as I know, this will be an historic replant year,... Read More

Marshall meets with Ag Secretary and USTR

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement following a House Ag Committee roundtable with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer: "Today's committee roundtable was a gr... Read More

Rancher Calls on Congress to Address ‘Sue and Settle’ Abuse

If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called “sue and settle” abuse. That’s the message that Darcy Helmick, Land Manager for Simplot Land & Livesto... Read More

Effect of Excessive Rainfall on Efficacy of Residual Herbicides Applied in Corn and Soybean

Soil-applied, pre-emergence herbicides applied at the beginning of the growing season require rainfall or irrigation for activation. This water turns the herbicide into a solution that can be taken up by weeds. About 0.5 to 1.0 inch of rain/irr... Read More