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A New Midge Emerges

The mysterious orange maggots that drilled into soybean stems and killed plants in parts of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota last summer now have known adult relatives. Entomologists we... Read More

An Old-Fashioned Lesson

After many years spent working in and teaching about commodity markets, I don't ever recall equating my job to the way a country minister might talk to his congregation. Not until recently, that is, after an interesting experience at this year's DTN ... Read More

Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans

The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need ... Read More

“Ranching for Profitability” Meeting to be held as webinar across Nebraska

Efficiency and sustainability are important topics to beef consumers and the future success of the beef industry. These topics are also the theme of Nebraska Extension’s Ranching for Profitability session in 2019. In January, Ranching for Profit... Read More

Shearing Schools Announce 2018-19 Dates

A handful of shearing schools have announced their dates for 2018 and 2019. In addition to learning to shear in a hands-on manner, the schools offer teaching on equipment, animal welfare and staying in shape for the physically demanding task. Equi... Read More

Ag Groups Applaud Animal Health Provisions in 2018 Farm Bill

The National Pork Producers Council is pleased that the 2018 Farm Bill contains important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. The five-year bill includes $120 million in funding for the first four years of the... Read More

Service to ag and service to extension recognized

Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle has recognized a Potter-area rancher and a leader in the dry edible bean industry for their years of service to agriculture in the Nebraska Panhandle. A non-profit organization involved in sustaining family and com... Read More

Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California. But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should ... Read More

Stabenow Applauds USDA Launch of  High-Speed Internet Initiative

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, released the following statement on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement of a new $600 mil... Read More

(Video) Weekly Agriculture Headlines - Friday Five

Hannah Borg and Alex Voichoskie are back in the Nebraska Soybean Board Studio for this week's edition of Friday Five. From Christmas celebrations to Farm Bill passage celebrations, they bring you the agriculture headline stories from the past week. ... Read More

Six Aggies ride at WinterFest

CURTIS, Neb. – Aggie Ranch Horse Team riders ended their fall competitions with the WinterFest Championship of the Colorado-Wyoming-Nebraska (CoWN) Stock Horse Association in Loveland, Colorado. Six students from the Nebraska College of Technica... Read More