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Farm Income Projected Higher

Farmers The USDA’s most recent forecast of net farm income in 2020 pegs it at $96.7 billion, up 3.3 percent or $3.1 billion, from last year. If realized, 2020 would represent the fourth consecutive year of improved farm income. However, according t... Read More

Number of Nebraska farms declines in 2019

Nebraska's number of farms and ranches declined during 2019, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the State, at 45,700, was down 200 farms from 2018. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebr... Read More

VIDEO: Ricketts proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska

On Monday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts hosted FFA members for a proclamation signing ceremony declaring “FFA Week” in Nebraska. Founded in 1928, the FFA, or Future Farmers of America, works to make a positive difference in the lives ... Read More

Trump signals he's prepared to give farmers more federal aid

President Donald Trump is signaling he’s prepared to tap federal coffers again to help farmers suffering from the tariff fights that he initiated. The Trump administration so far has committed to providing farmers with $27 billion in assistance.... Read More

Deere sees some stability on farms in bruising trade fight

Deere has reported a surprisingly strong first quarter after an extended period in which the tractor maker was bruised by the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. CEO John May says that farmer confidence, though still subdued, ha... Read More

Aggies judge cattle at NC Classic

CURTIS, Neb. – Beef cattle evaluation holds great appeal for 10 Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. “Our students engaged in a highly competitive contest at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Beef Cattle ... Read More

Livingston advocates for grain bin safety following father's accident

In 2018, there were 30 documented grain entrapment cases - half of those resulted in a fatality. To help draw awareness to tragedies that continue to happen across the country, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation namin... Read More

Pork Pessimistic on EU; Cattle Optimistic on China

U.S. pork producers don’t seem optimistic about a potential trade deal with the European Union coming together anytime soon. Nick Giordano is the Vice President of Global Government Affairs for the National Pork Producers Council. Giordano tells... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sam Hudson of Cornbelt Marketing

Another low day in the markets, is the aid payment talk trigger some worries in the market place?  Waiting for trade deals to kick.  Bean funds are short going into the weekend.  Outlook forum brought no surprises.  Now what?  Ethanol margins fl... Read More

USDA AMS Announces Trade Mitigation Lamb Purchase

On July 25, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of additional actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture would take to support American agricultural producers while continued efforts on free, fair and reciprocal trade d... Read More

AUDIO: Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on Feb. 1, 2020. The inventory was 2% above Feb. 1, 2019, USDA reported on Friday. Placements in feedl... Read More

Young Farmer Showcases Carpet Farm - Friday Five (Feb. 21, 2020)

A young farmer-in-training built a wheat farm on his living room floor and created a stop motion video to showcase the operation! PLUS the 2020 Wool Olympics were held in Arizona earlier this week. Join Alex and Rebel as they recap five storie... Read More

FSIS Announces Food Inspector Recruitment Events in Nebraska

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is holding various recruitment events in Nebraska in March to hire food safety inspectors. FSIS is the agency responsible for protecting the public’s he... Read More

Rep. Marshall Applauds Ag Industry Initiative to Reduce Environmental Impact

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday a new department-wide initiative aimed at reducing the agriculture industry’s environmental impact while continuing to use innovation to increase production and output to... Read More