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Some farmers worry Trump's bailout checks won't be enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald... Read More

Sept 21 USDA Chicken & Eggs Report

NEBRASKA CHICKEN AND EGGS All layers in Nebraska during August 2018 totaled 8.13 million, up from 7.76 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during August totaled 211 m... Read More

Smith Awarded “High Octane Champion” Award from Nebraska’s Ethanol Industry

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has been recognized as a 2018 High Octane Champion by Renewable Fuels Nebraska, the trade association for Nebraska’s ethanol industry. The award was developed by the RFN membership as a way to recognize public policy... Read More

El Nino Conditions Forecast for Fall-Winter

Al Dutcher - Associate Nebraska State Climatologist Longer term forecasts of what lies ahead for the Central Plains this fall and winter often start with a look at ocean temperature trends. Sea surface conditions in the Equatorial Pacific conti... Read More

Sept 21 Cattle on Feed - State Break-down

NEBRASKA CATTLE ON FEED UP 8 PERCENT Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.33 million cattle on feed on September 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 8 percen... Read More

U.S., Korea Expected to Sign Revised Trade Deal

President Trump this week announced that the United States and South Korea soon will sign the revised free trade agreement between the countries. The agreement, which was finalized earlier this year, could be signed as early as Sept. 25, during the ... Read More

Cattle on Feed Report *AUDIO*

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on September 1, 2018. The inventory was 6 percent above September 1, 2017, USDA reported Friday. Lis... Read More

Nebraska State Fair releases audited attendance figures

Grand Island, NE—Nebraska State Fair today announced audited results for the recent 2018 Fair held in Grand Island, NE August 24-September 3. Lori Cox, executive director for the State Fair, said: “Although it takes a bit of additional time to... Read More

Elevator Manager Under Investigation After Millions Go Missing From Grain Cooperative

Roughly 150 farmers attended a meeting Tuesday night in Ashby, Minnesota, looking for answers about the closed Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator and its former manager, who allegedly stole at least $2 million from the elevator before disappearing ea... Read More

Vietnam Biofuels Conference Supports Increased Ethanol Use

Ethanol provides a win-win for domestic stakeholders in Vietnam and the U.S. ethanol industry, as discussed last week during the first U.S. Grains Council (USGC) biofuels conference conducted in the country. The joint Vietnamese ministry and U.S. ... Read More

Safety Professionals Gear Up for Training in Kearney

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Safety professionals from across the state will gather in Kearney, Nebraska, for the 14th annual Environment, Health and Safety Summit Friday, September 28. The daylong summit presented by the Nebraska Ethanol Board will feat... Read More