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Disregard for Taxpayers Apparent in SCC Board Action

Can you hear me now? You’ll recall that catchphrase from the popular Verizon ad campaign promoting the company’s prowess in ensuring cell phone customers could connect from virtually anywhere. If only the Southeast Community College’s (SCC) Boa... Read More

Specialty Crop Sector in South Dakota Receives Grant Funding Support

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has awarded around $290,000 to six specialty crop projects around the state. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Specialty crops c... Read More

Tractor Sales Fall in September

Overall sales of tractors were lower in September compared to last year. The Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly report on equipment sales found the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in September 2017, were down 10 percent compared to the ... Read More

NeFU Completes Transfer of Big Red Worms Business to Cook Grow Sew

LINCOLN– Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) president John Hansen announced the completion of the financial and management transfer of Big Red Worms, a wholly owned project of Nebraska Farmers Union Enterprises, LLC to Cook Grow Sew, LLC. The official t... Read More

277 FFA Jackets Awarded

This year’s Blue Jacket. Bright Futures. program received the most applications ever with 764 applications. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we were able to award 277 deserving FFA members with a new FFA jacket and tie or scarf. A c... Read More

After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana ranchers with little grass to feed livestock are selling off their calves early after suffering the worst drought in the U.S. The Billings Gazette reported Sunday that eastern Montana ranchers are coping with droug... Read More

U.S., Japan, Planning Another Trade Meeting

Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with Japan Monday in Washington. D.C. to talk trade. Politico reports that Pence and Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister will meet for the second round of the U.S.-Japan economic dialogue launched by the Trump adminis... Read More

Come Tailgate with Huskers Fans Tomorrow!

We hope you'll turn out for the "Game Zone Tailgate with Nebraska Farmers & Ranchers" before tomorrow's game, from 9 to 11 a.m. This free breakfast and tailgate party will be at Super Saver/Pine Lake - at the south end of the parking lot.... Read More


Following his recent visit to the U.S., Thailand’s prime minister this week asked the country’s agriculture ministry to study the impact of allowing U.S. pork imports, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. Despite an overwhelming body of ... Read More

Industry Award Nominations Due Nov. 13

The American Sheep Industry Association is now accepting nominations for yearly awards that will be presented at the 2018 Annual Convention on Feb. 2 in San Antonio. "We have brilliant and dedicated people and organizations in the sheep business... Read More

Nebraskan & Kansan Among Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (Oct. 13, 2017) – The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the results of its Board of Directors elections: Barbara Booth, president of Rivulis Irrigation Inc. (San Diego, CA) Michael Dukes, PhD, PE, CID, professor ... Read More

Bayer signs agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion

Leverkusen, October 13, 2017 – In light of the planned acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer has signed an agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion. The assets to be sold generated net sales of approximately EUR 1.3 ... Read More

Sharing the joy of gardening

LINCOLN — A new project is providing and promoting nutritionally dense fresh fruits and vegetables to emergency food access sites across Nebraska. The Cultivating Health Our Way (CHOW) project was piloted in Grand Island during the 2017 growing sea... Read More

Pastureland Values Hit New High

The average value of pastureland across America took a jump from last year. The average value is $1,350 per acre, up 1.5 percent from 2016. That value is a record-high since the U.S. Department of Agriculture first began keeping records. As a comp... Read More