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Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

MANHATTAN, Kan. ­­— The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Depa... Read More

NPPC and Cattlmen Asks USDA To Abandon GIPSA Rules

Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt pork producers fro... Read More

Garbage hauler cited for collecting trash too early

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - An owner of a trash collection company has been cited for collecting Grand Island garbage too early in the morning. The Grand Island Independent reports that Tommy Ummel Sr., who co-owns Heartland Disposal with his son, was tw... Read More

Cattle-Buying Scam Costs Nebraska Company More Than $5 Million

Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve 10 years in federal prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million. Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth was sentenced Friday in Fort Worth. The 52-year-old Lyon in Novembe... Read More

(AUDIO) Governor Finishes National Ag Week Tours Learning About Specialty Crops - Hops

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spent National Agriculture Week traveling the state and visiting the different industries that make up Nebraska agriculture. The tours finished on Thursday. “We've been all across the state (this week) visiting a ... Read More

CCC President, Wife Make Generous Donation to the School

(Grand Island, Neb.) – Central Community College is pleased to announce that CCC President Dr. Greg Smith and his wife, Marilee, have pledged a planned gift to CCC’s new Kearney Center in the amount of $600,000 minimum. ... Read More

EQIP funds, CRP grazing available to ranchers hit by wildfire

USDA announced this week it will make $6 million available to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas ranchers affected by wildfires through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funds will assist livestock producers attempting to restore grazi... Read More

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline l... Read More

Monsanto Gives $50,000 to Support Fire Relief Efforts in KS

Monsanto has donated $50,000 to Kansas Farm Bureau's (KFB) Foundation in support of young and beginning ranchers affected by recent wildfires. The funds will support a Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) fire relief effort between Kansas, Texa... Read More

Nebraska gun rights advocates push to carry without a permit

LINCOLN, Neb. - Gun rights advocates say requiring Nebraska residents to obtain concealed-carry permits violates their constitutional rights, but gun control supporters argue carrying without a permit could lead to more shootings. Both groups spok... Read More

New Trends in Combine Heads

Farms and combines are getting bigger. Yields are increasing and so is residue. Harvest windows are narrowing, and farmers are trying to harvest more acres in a day. From folding heads to better choppers, header technology is keeping pace with the... Read More