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USDA Announces Streamlined Guaranteed Loans and Additional Lender Category for Small-Scale Operators

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms a... Read More

Final Rule Sent to OMB; White House has 90 Days to Finish

OMAHA (DTN) - EPA has sent the final rule for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard blend levels to White House for its approval. The White House Office of Management and Budget is expected to complete its review of the final rule within the next 90 days... Read More

KSU Feed the Future lab helping establish agricultural research center in Cambodia

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has received a $2.5 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development to boost agricultural innovation and growth in Cambodia, a country where 80 percent of the population is directly or indirectly... Read More

Firefighters Injured In Southwest Nebraska

CULBERTSON, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say four firefighters have been injured battling a field blaze in southwest Nebraska. Red Willow Western Rural Fire Department firefighter Billie Cole told the McCook Daily Gazette that one of the four was treat... Read More

Biofuel Groups Ask Congress to Extend Tax Credits

OMAHA (DTN) -- At some point before Dec. 9, Congress will need to vote on a budget bill to continue to fund the government, and one ethanol interest group is asking House and Senate leaders to take that opportunity to extend a number of biofuels tax ... Read More

Staff Member Assaulted at Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) staff member was assaulted at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The inmate attempted to strike the staff member with a homemade... Read More

Benefits of Precision Agriculture Vary Based on Farm Size, Technology

The benefits of various types of precision agriculture are debatable, but a new study from the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service said GPS mapping has the largest impact on operating profit, followed by guidance systems and varia... Read More

Texas homicide suspect captured in south-central Nebraska

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Authorities in south-central Nebraska have captured a man sought in a Texas homicide. The U.S. Marshals Service says 30-year-old Jose Rivera, of Houston, was arrested without incident Tuesday night in Grand Island. He's suspec... Read More

Surrogates for Presidential Candidates Touch on Ag Topics

A debate of surrogates for the two major presidential candidates on farm and food policy ended up being far more agreeable than the debates of the two candidates they represented. A forum hosted by the Farm Foundation on Wednesday included K... Read More

Huskers Host No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 3 Minnesota

The top-ranked Nebraska volleyball team returns home this week for the “Weekend of Champions” celebration, as the Huskers host No. 4 Wisconsin on Friday at 8 p.m., and No. 3 Minnesota on Sunday at 1 p.m., both on Big Ten Network. The Huskers will... Read More

Fort Riley Gets New Commanding General

ASSOCIATED PRESS - The new leader of Fort Riley has taken command. Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin was named commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division last month after the Army fired Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby. An investigation into the ... Read More