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Nebraska passes bill creating grants for rural housing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Developers who build or rehabilitate homes in rural Nebraska will have more funding options under a bill passed by the Nebraska Legislature. Senators voted unanimously Monday t... Read More

Chairman Roberts Announces Perdue Senate Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today is pleased to announce that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was approved by the U.S. Senate on a 87-11 vote ... Read More

NMPF Statement on Senate Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

ARLINGTON, VA – “We congratulate Secretary Sonny Perdue on his confirmation by the Senate today, and we’re eager to work with him on the challenges facing the nation’s dairy farmers – issues he’s already indicated he will tackle at the U.... Read More

Perdue Confirmed as USDA Secretary

Sonny Perdue has been confirmed as the next USDA Secretary. The Senate came to a vote began shortly after 4:30 pm cst and ended around 5 pm. Perdue will be the 31th Secretary of Agriculture. The vote was 87 in favor and 11 against. One Senator vo... Read More

(AUDIO) Moving Late Calving Cows Up in the Breeding Season Could Prove Beneficial

As the end of the calving season nears for many cattlemen, the last few cows in the heavy pen seem to last forever. Those late calvers are doing more than dragging out the calving season. They are costing you money. Their young calves are usually lig... Read More

First Week Crop Progress Includes Soybean Data

U.S. corn planting jumped to a near-normal pace while national soybean planting was ahead of the five-year average in USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday afternoon. USDA estimated 17% of the nation's corn crop was planted as of Sund... Read More

Nebraska Rolls Past Illinois

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska softball team used a pair of six-run innings and a three-hit shutout from Cassie McClure to race to a 14-0 five-inning victory over No. 25 Illinois on Sunday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers posted their most... Read More

NBB Argues for Higher Advanced-Biofuel Volumes Before the D.C. Court of Appeals

Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014-16. The NBB challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inter... Read More

Official: 3-year-old died after car window closed on neck

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old Nebraska boy has died after a car power window closed on his neck. Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl said Monday that 3-year-old Everton Isay Romero Romero was pronounced dead Friday at an Omah... Read More

New Online Tool Helps Growers Find On-Farm Research Results

A new tool is available on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network website that allows growers to click on a map of Nebraska to find out about research projects conducted on farms in their area. The result finder contains over 600 studies and is upd... Read More

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Nebraska Farm And Ranch Families Suffer Most From Obamacare

According to the Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB), a recent survey of Nebraska Farm Bureau members strongly indicates that farm and ranch families are negatively impacted at a much higher level than their urban counterparts as they cope with exponential g... Read More