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Cargill Donates to Help FFA Chapters Deal with Fallout from COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 21, 2020/National FFA Organization) – This spring has brought uncertainty to many FFA members and chapters across the country – as banquets, spring plant sales and fundraisers have been canceled. The National FFA Organ... Read More

VIDEO: USDA Meatpacking Inspectors Receive Hand Sanitizer Made at Nebraska Innovation Campus

Food safety inspectors employed by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are receiving a supply of hand sanitizer thanks to an innovative partnership between Nebraska’s ethanol industry and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.      ... Read More

K-State to host virtual wheat field day May 27-28

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University will host its first-ever live Virtual Wheat Field Day on the evenings of Wed., May 27 and Thurs., May 28. In a twist on the typical wheat field day that Kansas farmers often attend, K-State Research and ... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of FC Stone

Corn received the short end of the spreads. Wheat has had some dry weather issues.  The virtual wheat tour is under way in Kansas.  How will that effect the way the market trades?  Brazil has had some weather, is there a break headed their way in ... Read More

Landowner Elk Applications Continue Through June 5

Eligible landowners may apply for one 2020 Nebraska elk hunting permit during the May 18 – June 5 application period. To download an application form, regulations and hunting unit descriptions, visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/huntingseasons. Nebraska ... Read More

Motorists in North Platte now have increased access to cleaner burning fuel options

Motorists in North Platte now have even more opportunities to fuel their vehicles with higher blends of locally-produced ethanol at two Kwik Stop locations. Both stations (one located at 1421 South Dewey Street and the other at 101 Platte Oasis Parkw... Read More

COVID Support Series with Nebraska Corn & its effects on Ag

COVID-19 in one way or another has had an effect on all of us in agriculture.  With Nebraska Corn we brought together some of the leaders in the agriculture industry to talk about what they are doing for their members in light of the happenings in t... Read More

KBC portal to connect consumers with producers

TOPEKA, Kan. — In response to a growing number of people searching for local and online meat sales, the Kansas Beef Council (KBC) is creating a digital platform to directly connect consumers looking to purchase beef with those who produce it. The o... Read More

NCBA Responds to Trump Comments on Beef Imports

President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday suggested the United States should consider terminating trade deals that bring live cattle into the United States. Most cattle imported into the United States come from Mexico and Canada, thus fall... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darin Fessler of Lakefront Futures

President Trump spoke to the farmers today.  How are his comments going to have an effect on the markets today & in the days to come?  Is the world starting to turn against China & will it help to straighten things out?  Politics involved ... Read More

Columbus Graduate Raises $75,000 Through Volunteer Services

A 2020 Columbus High School graduate has raised over $75,000 from her volunteer service projects. Madeline Hudnall, 18, began her first community service project in 2007 by hosting a lemonade stand in her backyard. She was just 6 years old. Fas... Read More

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read More

Mexico Opens for U.S. Bison Meat Exports

The National Bison Association welcomed the news on Friday that the Government of Mexico has formally opened its doors to import U.S. – produced bison meat into that country. The move formally opens the doors to a new market for U.S. bison meat.... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Asks SBA to Modify Paycheck Protection Program to Help Farmers, Ranchers, Self-Employed

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to modify the agency’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to allow more farm and ranch businesses experiencing COVID-19 financial pressures to utilize loan ... Read More