USMEF Market Expo Underway in Shanghai

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Market Expo, a market education program that allows producers and other USMEF members to observe international market development activities for U.S. pork... Read More

Sullivan explains Appropriations Committee budget report process

The Appropriations Committee preliminary budget report was distributed on the Legislative floor last week. State Senator Kate Sullivan says this is only the beginning. "This is the first of several stages in the Legislative budget process. And pro... Read More

LBNRD and GAME AND PARKS TEAM UP TO UPGRADE LIBERTY COVE GRASSLAND

The Little Blue Natural Resources District (LBNRD) and the Nebraska Game and Parks (NGPC) have entered into agreement to enhance wildlife habitat at Liberty Cove southwest of Lawrence in Webster County, Nebraska. The WILD Nebraska, Wildlife Extension... Read More

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Republican-controlled Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-37 vote Wednesday was the latest chapter in the fight between the GOP-led Congress and... Read More

Kansas House Panel Wants To Hunt For Budget Efficiencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee plans to examine vacant jobs within state government and wants to begin a long-term hunt for budget efficiencies. The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a proposed $27 million budget... Read More

Governor Not Backing Off School Cuts

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says he’s not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month. Budget Director Shawn... Read More

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba — The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners, while urging the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on trade ... Read More

McDonald's Changing Chicken

NEW YORK (AP) _ McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The company says the chicken change will take pla... Read More

BLM Seeks Bids for New Off-Range Pastures to Care for Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming environment for wild horses removed from Western public lands. Debbie Collins, who is from the Oklahoma City office, says ho... Read More

Free NRCS webinar on carbon cycle, soil health, March 10

Find out how cover crops and proper grazing management can improve the carbon cycle and soil health. Jay Fuhrer, nationally-known soil health expert and District Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Bismarck, North... Read More

New Report Shows Food Hubs Emerging as Economic Force in Iowa

AMES, Iowa – The first coordinated study of food hub development in Iowa shows that food hubs play a significant role in the state’s local and regional food economy. Thirteen food hubs purchased $4.5 million in food from more than 450 Iowa farmer... Read More