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American Poultry Farmers Regain Access to China

Washington, D.C., November 14, 2019 – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement on China’s decision to li... Read More

The Engler Journey: Hailey Coufal

Howells, Nebraska, native Hailey Coufal has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. At a young age, she was surrounded by entrepreneurs like her grandfather, who started CTC Farms Inc. During Coufal’s years in FFA, she had a number of Supervised ... Read More

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's rural areas are struggling with a major shortage of high-speed internet, and people who live there are likely paying more for service than their urban counterparts, according to a new report commissioned by state law... Read More

Perdue Hoping Trade Aid Payments Unnecessary in 2020

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is hoping that a third round of trade aid payments to farmers will be unnecessary in 2020 because of a new trade deal with China. The Hagstrom Report says Perdue spoke with reporters last week shortly after returning from... Read More

China, U.S., Strike Tariff Rollback Agreement

The U.S. and China will roll back tariffs if they strike a preliminary deal, a move requested by China before signing a phase one trade agreement. The signing of the agreement may be now delayed until next month, but the two sides continue to wrap... Read More

Perdue: Next round of MFP Funds coming soon

USDA is preparing the second round of Market Facilitation Program payments for 2019, which could come as soon as late November. "The second tranche of the 2019 Market Facilitation Program, we'll be getting it ready hopefully at the end of this month... Read More

Midwest Senators Submit Comments on EPA’s Supplemental Rule on RFS Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), each submitted comments to the Federal Register regar... Read More

China says Beijing, US to lift tariff hikes as talks advance

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and Washington have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods as talks on ending their trade war progress, a Chinese spokesman said Thursday, removing a possible stumbling block to a settlement. The agre... Read More

Carter tabs NCTA ‘relevant place’

CURTIS, Neb. — Two-year degree programs such as those offered by the University of Nebraska’s campus in Curtis, at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, have strong appeal for students seeking academics in smaller class sizes and learnin... Read More

NDA announces Ag Youth Council members, Perdue leads trade mission to Mexico - Ag News Update (11/6/19)

Good Wednesday morning!  A chilly start to November 6th.  As of 7:00 AM, it is 31° in Scottsbluff, 25° in Grant and 36° in Nebraska City.  Click here for the full weather forecast. Here's the agriculture news update from the Rural Radio Netw... Read More

ICON supports Senators efforts for honest beef labels

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska applaud Sen. Jon Tester’s Senate resolution, introduced on Oct. 30, calling on the rest of Congress to “reinstate County-of-Origin labeling for pork and beef to allow consumers to make an informed and free ch... Read More