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University of Missouri Names New Dean of Agriculture College

The University of Missouri has named a North Carolina State University official as the next dean of its College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Missouri announced Thursday that Christopher Daubert will become dean on Aug. 1. He will re... Read More

Groundwater Levels Decline .053 Feet on the Average in Upper Big Blue NRD

During April-May 2017, the NRD measured 528 observation wells throughout the District and then averaged the data of all these wells. Overall, the spring 2017 average measurement for the groundwater level change shows a decline of 0.53 feet from last ... Read More

USDA Seeks Feedback From Growers About 2017 Crops, Stocks, Inventories, Values

During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will survey nearly 4,7... Read More

USCA Requests Funding to Help Producers Fight Cattle Fever Tick

Today, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the immediate funding of up to $6 million to help offset the costs associated with eradicating cattle fever ticks and preventing t... Read More

Deere Announces Second-Quarter Earnings of $802 Million

Net income attributable to Deere & Company was $802.4 million, or $2.49 per share, for the second quarter ended April 30, 2017, compared with $495.4 million, or $1.56 per share, for the period ended May 1, 2016. For the first six mon... Read More

House Mulls Using Reconciliation to Cut Mandatory Spending

A proposal to axe $500 billion from mandatory spending programs in the Fiscal 2018 House budget resolution via reconciliation is gaining some support, according to congressional contacts. However, the 10-year plan, not yet final or official, is drawi... Read More

Beef Councils Boost Spring Beef Sales in the Northeast

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic consumers were encouraged to “Spring into Savings” for a five-week beef promotion campaign through the consumer mobile rebate app called Ibotta. The promotion launched in March. The campaign mirrored the national beef c... Read More

(Audio) Governor Ricketts Celebrates Renewable Fuels Month

(click on news/podcast tab above to hear Chad Moyer report on the governor's appearance in Gretna)   Today, Governor Ricketts, along with staff from the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Nebraska Corn Board and Green Plains, were on hand at Kum and ... Read More

Dairy Industry Welcomes Swift Action by USTR Lighthizer to Launch NAFTA Modernization Efforts

The U.S. dairy industry commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing the Nort... Read More

Soil Health Institute Details Next Steps on Improving Nation's Soils

The Soil Health Institute unveiled its action plan on Thursday for advancing soil health in research, policy and on-farm practices. The institute -- created by the Oklahoma-based Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Farm Foundation -- held an eve... Read More

Mexico Buys Cheaper Brazil Corn as NAFTA Talks Loom

Mexico expects to import a record amount of yellow corn from Brazil this year after its livestock producers secured lower prices in deals with suppliers on a recent visit to South America as NAFTA talks loom, a Mexican official said Thursday. Alej... Read More

Lonesome River Ranch Gearing Up for 2017 Cattlemen's Ball

Jeff and Lisa Johnson of Anselmo are making final preparations on the Lonesome River Ranch in Custer County, NE as this year's Cattlemen's Ball approaches. The event is set to take place June 2 and 3. The 2017 theme—4 A Cure—celebrates Custer ... Read More

Marshall talks NAFTA with grain trade delegation from Mexico

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Roger Marshall spoke about the importance of trade and NAFTA at a Washington, D.C. reception for a grain trade delegation from Mexico. The delegation traveled to the U.S. to meet with farmers, agribusinesses, and p... Read More

National FFA Organization Looking for Convention Newsroom Interns

The National FFA Organization is looking for college students or recent graduates in fields like public relations, journalism, telecommunications, or similar fields, to help share news and feature stories from the national convention. The 90th ann... Read More