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House Appropriations Committee Adopts H-2A Program Amendment 

The House Appropriations Committee this week adopted an amendment to the fiscal 2018 Homeland Security spending bill that expands the number of businesses that can apply for the H-2A visa program for ... Read More

Dicamba Injury Reports Rise in Nebraska

Questions about potential dicamba injury to soybean, grapes, tomatoes, and other sensitive crops are increasing to Nebraska Extension educators and specialists as the crop season progresses. While dicamba herbicide has been available for weed cont... Read More

Agriculture Appropriations Bill Passes Senate Appropriations Committee with Sen. Moran’s Support

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) this week applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to support farmers and ranchers, enco... Read More

Programs Available for Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Suffering from Drought

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is providing information to Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers in need of assistance due to prolonged dry conditions in the state. “The U.S. Drought Monitor has updated its drought status. In Nebraska... Read More

Expansion in Soy Acres Drives Checkoff Investments

The U.S. soybean industry is turning a corner. This year, soy acres closed in on corn acres, narrowing the gap between the two crops. At the United Soybean Board’s (USB) July meeting, the booming supply of soy was a topic of discussion – as was t... Read More

KDA Seeks Marketing Advisory Board Members

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural advocacy, marketing and outreach team is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the Marketing Advisory Board. The mission of the KDA marketing program team is to serve all Kansans through innovative... Read More

First Round of NAFTA Talks Scheduled

As expected, U.S. trade officials confirmed this week that North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations would begin August 16th, the first day allowed by U.S. law. The office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced this week th... Read More

Curt Pate to Present Stockmanship Clinic in North Platte

A Beef Quality Assurance Stockmanship Clinic will be held August 22 in North Platte at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds (5015 West Hwy 30 North Platte Nebraska). The program will start at 3:30 PM with a welcome followed by a presentation from Rob Eir... Read More

USDA Expands CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Options

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota... Read More

Rural Banker Survey Index Drops Dramatically in July

Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June's index... Read More

Southern Rust Confirmed in Corn in 8 Eastern Nebraska Counties

Update: Southern rust was confirmed on samples from Richardson, Nemaha, Otoe, and Thayer counties July 20. Southern corn rust was confirmed in Seward County July 19, York County July 18, Cass and Fillmore counties July 17, and in Cloud Co... Read More