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New grant will help define best practices for no-till organic grain production

Farmers are in a tough spot when it comes to controlling weeds. Since conventional herbicides aren’t an option, many choose to use tillage — mechanically turning over the soil to upend weeds. Howe... Read More

(Video) Headline Stories in Agriculture - Friday Five

Bryce Doeschot and Alex Voichoskie recap agriculture news from the past week in the latest edition of Friday Five, presented by the Nebraska Corn Board. This week, learn more about a music festival that raised money for farmers and ranchers during th... Read More

Early sugar beet harvest to run smoothly into regular harvest

Early harvest of the sugar beet crop has been underway since Sept. 4. The weather has been mild and hot, but the beets haven’t been affected. “Weather doesn’t really affect us in early harvest, as we only purchase enough beets to say ahead o... Read More

Compete on soybean yield, value

TOPEKA, Kan. — As fall harvest ramps up, farmers should think about the annual Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests. Entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1. Kansas State University (K-State) Extension personnel or a designee must wi... Read More

Nebraska Corn reminds ag workers, rural residents and visitors to be safe this harvest season

LINCOLN, Neb. – As combines pop up in fields across the Midwest, the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association encourage farmers, as well as local residents and visitors, to take a second for safety in rural areas this harvest seaso... Read More

NBB, ASA Ask President Trump to Support Biodiesel Producers, Soy Farmers

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote President Donald Trump asking that he “provide additional help to the nation’s farmers and rural communities by supporting policies that expand production and use... Read More

Farmers Under Pressure

Farmers are under more stress than ever -- and Ohio State is worried about them. At the university's annual Farm Science Review in London, Ohio, experts lectured farmers on a series of gloomy topics, from low commodity prices to the raging trade war... Read More

The Corn/Soybean Rotation and Profitability

One of the most basic questions farmers must answer on an annual basis is what to plant. In some cases, this is simply a choice among cultivars in others it is a choice among different crop types. In Nebraska, the choice may vary considerably since m... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Farm Bureau Works to Lower Health Costs for Farmers and Ranchers

For the first time, individual farm and ranch families in Nebraska will have the opportunity to join Nebraska Farm Bureau’s (NEFB) new large group Association Health Plan (AHP) and avoid the higher cost of premiums in the individual health insuranc... Read More

Harvest is underway and watch for stalk rot.

            We have started to see some movement out in the fields with harvest underway. In terms of corn, some silage has been chopped, high moisture corn is being harvested, and seed corn fields are quickly drying down and are starting... Read More

Freeland resumes NAFTA talks in Washington as Congress grows restless

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington — and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that's keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact. Freeland flew back to the U.S. capital Tuesday as a prominent ... Read More