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As drought lingers, Texas ranchers opt to reduce their herds

DALLAS (AP) — A growing number of Texas ranchers and farmers are trimming their livestock, or selling them altogether, as the persistent drought has eliminated water supplies and forage for the anim... Read More

USDA Adds New Tools, Resources to to Aid Producers

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2018 – Agricultural producers have new resources available to them to prepare for and recover from impacts of natural disasters on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new website, The site has updated tools... Read More

Nebraska FSA Announces New Application Deadlines for Disaster Assistance Coverage for Some Crops

(LINCOLN, Neb.)- Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Nancy Johner today announced new policy application deadlines for several crops covered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) that provides dis... Read More

US wheat from Pacific Northwest heading to war-torn Yemen

PORTLAND, Ore.  — Seven ships loaded with wheat grown in America's Pacific Northwest are sailing for Yemen, where a stalemated civil war has pushed more than 8 million people to the brink of starvation. The U.S. Agency for International Develop... Read More

(Audio) Major Midwest Institute Formed to Address Global Health Concerns

Mike Boehm, Vice President and Vice Chancellor, discussed the recently-formed Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education in the latest IANR update. The institute is a partnership among UNL, Iowa State, UNMC, and the University o... Read More

EU imports of U.S. soybeans increase by 280%

BRUSSELS — The European Commission has recently published the latest figures on EU imports of soybeans, showing an increase of 283% in imports of soybeans from the U.S., bringing the EU’s total share of imports of U.S. soybeans to 37%, up from 9%... Read More

USDA Designates Eight Counties in Kansas as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

WASHINGTON— Agricultural producers in Cherokee, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, who suffered losses and damages due to a recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (U... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - Aug. 14

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. Story 1: Acting EPA Administrator to Visit Iowa State Fair Story 2:  Global Food Prices Decline Story 3: Brazilian Judge Suspends Glyphosate Use Story 4: NAFTA Concerns fr... Read More

Fair Season in Nebraska

Summer means it is fair season in Nebraska.  From county fairs to the state fair, Nebraskans come together to celebrate Nebraska agriculture and the best our communities have to offer.  Agricultural fairs have been a part of our state’s heritage ... Read More

China: U.S. Farmers May Never Bounce Bank

China threatens that U.S. agriculture won’t recover from the tit-for-tat trade war between the two countries. In the South China Morning Post, a government official warned that U.S. agriculture may never regain lost market share stemming from the t... Read More

Develop dialogue

More often than we’d like to admit we sometimes shoot ourselves in the foot when talking about the challenges we face in farming and ranching. These conversations with our friends, neighbors and family members take place at the local café, filling... Read More