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“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

China Soybean Purchase Larger Than Expected

China is officially buying U.S. soybeans again, which is good news for American agriculture. This week’s purchase amount was one for the record books. A Farm Journal report says the latest U.S. Soybean Export Sales Report from USDA shows that Ch... Read More

Prescribed burn training workshops scheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host prescribed burn training workshops across the state early in 2019. These workshops will provide guidance and instruction for completing safe and effective pre... Read More

Judge Rules No Punishing Smithfield Foods for Hog Complex

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina is shutting down a lawsuit against a Smithfield Foods hog feeding operation by some neighbors who complained of odors, flies and noises. U.S. District Judge David Faber on Thursday declared ... Read More

Farm Credit Services of America to Distribute 2018 Cash-Back Dividend of 90 Basis Points for Total Payout of Approximately $230 Million

OMAHA, Nebraska – At a time when agricultural producers face economic challenges, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) has approved its largest cash-back dividend to date. The financial cooperative’s eligible customer-owners will recei... Read More

Nebraska Announces Tour to Italy

LINCOLN, NE (Dec. 13, 2018) - The Nebraska Cattlemen has announced Italy as the destination for its next international tour. Dates for the tour are September 8 - 17, 2019. The tour was announced, and registrations began during the NC Convention in... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Names 2019 Leadership Academy Class

LINCOLN, NEB. Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2019 Leadership Academy. The selected farmers and ranchers will begin a year-long program starting Jan. 24-25 at the Holiday Inn in Kearney. ... Read More