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NFBI Averages Show Crop Operations Buoyed Up by Livestock in 2017

The 2017 averages from farm and ranch operations serviced by Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. were recently released. These averages represent 119 farms across the state participating in this financial management program. Each year the data collecte... Read More

President Trump Says China Will Buy 'Practically as Much as Our Farmers Can Produce'

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Trump administration on Monday pumped up the prospects of increased agricultural exports to China while expecting to see announcements on Chinese tariffs against U.S. agricultural products lifted following a joint statement issued ... Read More

PORK Academy Seminars Provide Producers On-Farm Insights

Des Moines, Iowa – May 21– The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds i... Read More

Farm Income, Credit, Weakening

Farm income and credit conditions continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than in previous quarters. According to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, compiled by the Kansas City Federal Reser... Read More

Syngenta Settlement Details Announced

Syngenta and plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the company have announced a $1.51 billion settlement to resolve class actions and individual cases regarding Agrisure products. The cases allege that Syngenta sold its "Agrisure Viptera" and "Agrisure ... Read More

Missouri Cattlemen's Fake Meat Bill Passes

A Missouri omnibus agriculture bill contacting provisions against so-called fake meat has passed the state legislature. The language prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat that was not derived from harvested livestock. The Missouri House pass... Read More

Economic talks between US and China lead to trade war truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. "We are putting ... Read More

China Drops Investigations, Top Market for Sorghum Reopens

China has dropped its anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into U.S. sorghum. National Sorghum Producers Chairman Don Bloss says NSP is "gratified" by the announcement and quick result. China has determined that the investigations d... Read More

April Milk Production in the United States up 0.6 Percent

Milk production in the United States during April totaled 18.4 billion pounds, up 0.6 percent from April 2017. Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,961 pounds for April, 9 pounds above April 2017. The number of milk cows on farms in the... Read More

Missouri Lawmakers Approve Measure Regulating Fake Meat

(AP) -- Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that bans companies from labeling lab-grown meat products or meat substitutes as meat. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the provision approved Thursday states that a product cannot be ma... Read More

RESEARCH EXPLORES TIES BETWEEN COVER CROPS, GRAZING, SOIL HEALTH AND ECONOMICS

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will research the impact of cover crops and grazing on soil health and system economics. The project is funded by a $74,381 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. ... Read More

Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Flex Fuel Pumps in Grand Island to Highlight Renewable Fuels Month

On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts celebrated Renewable Fuels Month during a ribbon cutting event at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island. At the event, Governor Ricketts pumped gas for motorists, highlighting the new flex fuel pumps now offering a... Read More

USDA NORTHERN PLAINS FARM LABOR REPORT

In the Northern Plains Region (Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) there were 32,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on farms and ranches during the week of April 8-14, 2018, unchanged from the April 2017 reference week, accord... Read More

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Failure of House to Pass Farm Bill

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are extremely disappointed in the outcome of today’s failed vote in the House to secure passage of a new farm bill. This is not only a blow to Nebraska farm and ranch families who have dealt with farm income falling for five... Read More