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NIC earns international award as best ‘new’ research campus

Reflecting five years of momentum, Nebraska Innovation Campus was honored with the Emerging Research Park Award from the Association of University Research Parks on Oct. 6. The award, among several of the association’s Awards of Excellence, is p... Read More

Conaway, Rouzer Praise Trump Administration’s Withdraw of Controversial GIPSA Rules

Washington, D.C.— Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (NC-07) issued the following comments in response to the Trump administration's decis... Read More

Effects of a freeze on forages

LINCOLN — If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages. When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison livestock. But ... Read More

K-State Swine Day scheduled for Nov. 16

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, featuring updates on more than 50 research projects that have been conducted in the past year. The registration fee for this year’s Swine Day ... Read More

U.S. Pork Production Expanding

Rabobank predicts steady growth for the pork industry. A new report by Rabobank says increased production and additional processing capacity, and the likely improvement of margins, will help the U.S. pork industry remain in expansion mode through 202... Read More

NAFTA Talks Turn to Agriculture, Dairy

The U.S. wants to reverse Canada's dairy supply management system as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation. U.S. negotiators centered on the agriculture chapter of NAFTA over the weekend, and proposed to reverse Canadian da... Read More

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

Nebraska:  For the week ending October 15, 2017, temperatures averaged near normal across eastern Nebraska, but four to eight degrees below normal in the west, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation of les... Read More

Republican Governors Express Concern to President Trump Over EPA Actions on RFS

Today four Republican Governors sent a letter to President Trump with concerns on the recently proposed changes to America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), urging the president to keep his promises to rural America to support the RFS.   ... Read More

National Young Farmers Coalition teams up with renowned data visualization firm to help farmers buy land

HUDSON, NY – Oct. 16, 2017 – Finding Farmland (http://findingfarmland.youngfarmers.org), a new website that offers educational tools to help young farmers address the top obstacles to starting a farm— access to both land and capital—was la... Read More

Specialty Crop Sector in South Dakota Receives Grant Funding Support

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has awarded around $290,000 to six specialty crop projects around the state. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Specialty crops c... Read More

Tractor Sales Fall in September

Overall sales of tractors were lower in September compared to last year. The Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly report on equipment sales found the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in September 2017, were down 10 percent compared to the ... Read More

NeFU Completes Transfer of Big Red Worms Business to Cook Grow Sew

LINCOLN– Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) president John Hansen announced the completion of the financial and management transfer of Big Red Worms, a wholly owned project of Nebraska Farmers Union Enterprises, LLC to Cook Grow Sew, LLC. The official t... Read More

277 FFA Jackets Awarded

This year’s Blue Jacket. Bright Futures. program received the most applications ever with 764 applications. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we were able to award 277 deserving FFA members with a new FFA jacket and tie or scarf. A c... Read More

After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana ranchers with little grass to feed livestock are selling off their calves early after suffering the worst drought in the U.S. The Billings Gazette reported Sunday that eastern Montana ranchers are coping with droug... Read More