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Sen Grassley: McConnell to Help Lift Hold On Northey for Key USDA Role

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has committed to help get the hold lifted that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, put in place on USDA nominee Bill Northey, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told repor... Read More

Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska Prepare for Annual Meeting

Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) will be hosting their Twelfth Annual Meeting in Valentine, NE, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Niobrara Lodge. The day starts at 10 a.m. with registration. At 11 a.m., the ICON Board of Directo... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces Soybean Board Appointments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 19 members and 3 alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board. The producers appointed to serve three year terms include: Annie Dee, Al... Read More

China Is The New Top Buyer of American Agricultural Goods

New numbers out this week show that China is the new number one buyer of American agricultural goods. Pork Business.com  says the fiscal year 2017 numbers show that China bought $22 billion worth of agricultural products, which is a large jump fr... Read More

Agriculture Among NAFTA Topics on Final Day

The fifth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations wrapped up yesterday. A Politico report describes the talks as relatively quiet. Canadian negotiators haven’t been making many counteroffers to U.S. proposals. Instead, they’r... Read More

Wheat farmer testifies on data-driven farming

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, & Data Security convened a hearing titled “Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming,” which examined the potential benefits ... Read More

Tyson Building New Tennessee Plant; Kansas on Hold

Tyson Foods announced it will build a chicken-processing plant in western Tennessee. A Drovers’ report says the plant will be up and running by 2019 and will provide more than 1,500 new jobs. The $300 million plant will be built in the city of H... Read More

Irrigation industry recruits former Marine

CURTIS, Neb. - When Collin Overmann left California after four years of service with the U.S. Marine Corps, the Nebraska native wasn’t sure of his next assignment.      "I thought about going to a lineman school in Texas,” Overmann says. T... Read More

Fifth Round of NAFTA Talks Moving Slowly

The fifth round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement got off to a slow start and continue to move slowly this week. A source tells CBC dot com that negotiators have talked through a dozen topics but there hasn’t been much move... Read More

New tool is available to help farmers understand when temperature inversions occur

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University is offering a new tool to help farmers assess when temperature inversions occur in their region. The information can be useful in assessing the risk for herbicide drift when applying products such as dicamb... Read More

Census of Ag Helps Farmers Influence Future Policy

USDA Census of Agriculture forms will start showing up in farmers’ mailboxes in December. The national census is conducted by the National Ag Statistics Service every five years and it’s extremely important that farmers take time to respond. B... Read More