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BILL WOULD INCREASE FUNDING FOR AGRICULTURE EXPORT PROGRAMS

Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Angus S. King, I-Maine, Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, this week introduced bipartisan legislation, the “Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up 4 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for  feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.5 million head on  September 1, 2017. The inventory was 4 percent above September 1, 2016. Placements in feedlot... Read More

Downey Drilling looks to future with water services

Click here for interview with Downey Drilling President Tom Downey RRN/ The south view of the new Downey Drilling headquarters building in southeast Lexington. Three generations of the Downey family have been in the water well d... Read More

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WILBUR ROSS: “THESE NAFTA RULES ARE KILLING OUR JOBS.”

By: Secretary Wilbur Ross The Washington Post  September 21, 2017  … NAFTA supporters assert that the U.S. content in cars assembled in Canada and Mexico is particularly high and that therefore our $70 billion-plus trade deficits with our NAFTA... Read More

USGC Trains Next Generation Of North African Grain Importers

Seeing is often believing, which is why the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) brought corn and feed grain buyers from Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia to the U.S. Corn Belt in September to talk firsthand with U.S. farmers and export suppliers. “Thes... Read More

USDA, House agriculture staff injured in car accident

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee were injured Thursday in a car accident south of El Campo, Texas. A statement from the committee says the staffers were treated at a lo... Read More

NFU Urges Senate to Vote No on Graham-Cassidy Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON – The latest plan put forth by U.S. Senate leadership to overhaul the nation’s health care system stands to worsen access to affordable and quality health care for American family farmers and ranchers, according to the nation’s seco... Read More

Natural Resources Experts Gather at NRD Conference to Encourage and Inform Public About Conservation Efforts in Nebraska

(Kearney, NE) Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts’ top priority is to help protect the state’s water and soil for all to use now and in the future. Natural resources experts will be center stage at the Nebraska Association of Resources Di... Read More

DNA tech. in beef cattle conference Oct. 16

LINCOLN — Nebraska Extension will hold a DNA technology in beef conference Oct. 16 at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, NE-18D Spur, Clay Center, Neb. The conference topic is “DNA Technology: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are... Read More

Flex Fuel Grand Opening in Gothenburg

GOTHENBURG, NE – Flex fuel vehicle drivers can take advantage of huge savings on E85 for just $0.85 a gallon at the Gothenburg Blue Heron Renewable Flex Fuel Plaza (1102 S. Lake Ave.) Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Consumers will be ... Read More

Arkansas Farmers Submit Petition to Reject Potential Dicamba Ban

A group of Arkansas farmers who planted roughly 34 percent of the state’s soybean crop has filed a petition in response to a proposed ban on using dicamba products after April 15. The Dicamba Task force assembled by government leaders recently p... Read More