Could Be A Bad Season for Hessian Flies in Wheat

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Wheat growers shouldn't be too quick to diagnose those brown patches in their wakening wheat fields as winterkill. The Hessian fly is another possible culprit, as infestations ha... Read More

Threat handled at McCook Public Schools.

A McCook Public Schools student reportedly made a threat against the school through social media.  Business Manager Rick Haney described it as a general threat and not a bomb threat.   Haney said law enforcement and school administration dealt wit... Read More

Angus VNR: Beef demand is back

Oklahoma animal scientist Deb VanOverbeke recently co-authored research on consumer trends in the beef business, and here she shares the findings. This video news is provided by CAB and the American Angus Association. Read More

USDA Corn and Soybean Plantings Forecast Increases

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2015 – The Agriculture Department’s Prospective Plantings report indicates that compared to 2014 farmers will plant more acres of soybeans but fewer acres of corn this spring. According to the American Farm Bureau, ... Read More

Governor To Sign Gun Law

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Gov. Sam Brownback plans to sign a bill allowing Kansas residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The Republican governor’s office scheduled a signing ceremony for Thursday afternoon at the Statehouse. Legislator... Read More

USDA Agency Retools Its Monthly Science News Magazine

Agricultural Research has been a flagship publication of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) since 1953. This month, ARS debuts a new, all-digital version of the magazine called AgResearch that will make be... Read More

Buffalo county fatality crash

The Nebraska State Patrol reports  a    Kearney man  died in a vehicle crash in Buffalo County that was discovered Tuesday  at 3:12 a.m.   The vehicle was  southbound on 30th avenue, one-half mile north of  Highway 40.  The vehicle driver ... Read More

USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates April 2015

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for April 2015. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for April is 0.250 percent, unchanged from 0.250 percent in March... Read More

Chairmen Conaway and Aderholt Commend Congresswoman Hartzler for Dietary Guidelines Letter

Yesterday, Vickie Hartzler (R-MO) along with 70 Members of Congress, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL), sent a letter to Depart... Read More

Nebraska Speaker Hadley urges lawmakers to stop wasting time

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley says lawmakers are running out of time to debate their main priorities in this year's session. Hadley, of Kearney, told senators Wednesday that the Legislature has 34 days to conside... Read More

USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has awarded $31.5 million in funding to local, state, and national organizations to support programs that help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Ass... Read More