New theme for Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair has unveiled their theme for this year. It's "Fun is in the Fair". Marketing Director Shaun Schleif this year's theme "highlights the family focused fun that is the primary ing... Read More

ASA Announces Regional Winners of 2015 Conservation Legacy Awards

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 26, 2015) –The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Steve Berger, Wellman, Iowa (Midwest Region); Mike Starkey, Brownsburg, Ind. (Northeast Region); and Jimmy Thomas, Timberlake, N.C. (South Region), as the regi... Read More

Cattlemen Urge Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON (January 26, 2014) - As trade negotiators meet again this week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association urges the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority, legislation that gives the President authority to negotiate trade agreements with a... Read More

Free Webinars Help Growers Make Farm Bill Decisions

Three hour-long webinars this week, sponsored by Illinois Corn, will detail the three decisions farmers face when it comes to commodity programs in the 2014 Farm Bill: Keep or update yields? Retain or reallocate base acres? Which program to choose to... Read More

Bomgaars to Acquire Twelve Former ALCO Stores

Sioux City – Bomgaars Supply, Inc. a farm and ranch retail chain with headquarters in Sioux City, Iowa has acquired the leases and fixtures of twelve former ALCO stores in four states. Of these twelve stores, eight will be new locations includin... Read More

U.S. Pork Producers ‘All In’ On TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2015 – With negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal hanging in the balance, the National Pork Producers Council today threw its support behind renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which will ... Read More

Chadron State locks dorms, but tale of armed man was false

CHADRON, Neb.  Chadron State College officials have said a report about an armed man on campus proved to be false. The dorms were locked down for about six hours Saturday night and Sunday morning as police searched the campus. A 16-year-old boy a... Read More

Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it need... Read More

Kansas House Committee Working on Plan to Expand Medicaid

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A Kansas House committee is working on a proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program to capture additional federal dollars promised by the federal health care overhaul. The Vision 2020 Committee heard testimony Monday in f... Read More

USDA Seeks Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that applications are being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue ... Read More

Nebraska works to recruit dairy farmers from other states

SEWARD, Neb.  Nebraska is trying to attract dairy farmers from other states with the promise of abundant land, plentiful water and feed and agriculture-friendly rules. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that sales pitch can be effective in Califor... Read More