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Farmers Express Frustration Over Trump Trade Tactics

American farmers are carrying the burden of trade tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump and they were in Washington this week to discuss it during a congressional hearing. Farmers shared conc... Read More

Southern Rust of Corn Confirmed in Nebraska

Southern corn rust was confirmed in corn leaf samples from Fillmore, Saunders, and Thayer counties (Figures 1-3) in eastern Nebraska earlier this week. The disease had been confirmed in western Missouri and southern Kansas in the prior week after ver... Read More

Nebraska Cattle on Feed up 8 Percent

LINCOLN, Neb. July 20, 2018 - Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.40 million cattle on feed on July 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 8 percent from last yea... Read More

WOTUS Ruling Requested Hold

The Trump administration is asking a North Dakota federal judge to hold off on deciding the legality of the Obama-era “waters of the U.S.” rule. Government lawyers filed a brief in the North Dakota district court asking the judge to wait until... Read More

(Video) Ag News Update

Susan Littlefield has a weekend agriculture news update. Story 1: Unexpected Tornadoes Hit Iowa Story 2: Perdue: Tariffs not the Ultimate Answer ...... Read More

Texas meat-lovers appalled over WeWork's meat-free policy

HOUSTON  — Texas meat-lovers are expressing outrage over WeWork's announcement that it won't serve beef, pork or chicken at work events in order to be more environmentally conscious. The Houston Chronicle reports that the New York City-based ... Read More

Perdue: Tariffs not the Ultimate Answer

“Tariffs are not the ultimate answer,” says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Speaking to the Washington International Trade Association, Perdue told the group tariffs are rather “a tool to get people’s attention” so both teams “play by... Read More

30 Years of Data on Optimum Plant Density and Yield gains for Corn Recognized in Scientific Reports

DES MOINES, Iowa – A collaboration between Kansas State University and DuPont Pioneer Agronomy analyzing 30 years of corn plant population responses shows that as agronomic optimum plant density increased, the range for maximizing yields also wide... Read More

(Video) Fridays in the Field- July 20, 2018

Chad Moyer hosts this week's Fridays in the Field. He visits with Nathan Schole from Hooper, NE. Click here to listen to the Midday audio. ...... Read More

Evaluating Carcass Quality at the NJAS

Understanding how Angus cattle perform beyond the farm or ranch is an important component of the carcass steer contest hosted during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). Forty-two steers were a part of the 2018 NJAS carcass steer contest, where jun... Read More

Cattle on Feed Cattle Inventory *AUDIO*

OMAHA  -- Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on July 1, 2018, USDA reported on Friday. The inventory was 4 percent above July 1, 2017. Th... Read More