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Funds Available to Plant Severe Weather Damaged Acres to Cover Crops

 To help manage cropland damaged by Nebraska’s severe spring weather, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing funds to plant cover crops on cropland acres. Producers... Read More

Farmer's Cooperative celebrates 100 years, awards dividend checks

HEMINGFORD -- Farmer's Cooperative Elevator Co. is celebrating its 100th year and what better way to celebrate than to have dividend checks for its patrons. At the annual stockholders meeting April 16, in Hemingford, Farmers Cooperative President ... Read More

Fertilizer Prices Steady as Application Ramps Up

Though fertilizer applications have begun to ramp up in some areas of the Corn Belt, average retail prices saw only small moves in either direction the second week of April 2019, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. Prices for five of the eight m... Read More

(Video) Husker Food Connection brings agriculture to UNL's city campus

LINCOLN, NE - University of Nebraska- Lincoln agriculture students bridged the gap between producers and consumers during the 2019 Husker Food Connection. Using live animals, large tractors and free food, students from UNL's East Campus spent Tue... Read More

The dirt on soil loss from the Midwest floods

As devastating images of the 2019 Midwest floods fade from view, an insidious and longer-term problem is emerging across its vast plains: The loss of topsoil that much of the nation’s food supply relies on. Today, Midwest farmers are facing mill... Read More

Iowa Senate passes industrial hemp law moving it to House

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has sent a bill legalizing the growing of industrial hemp to the House for consideration. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Senate Monday 49-1. Sen. Kevin Kinney, a farmer from Oxford says he hopes to make h... Read More

The dirt on soil loss from the Midwest floods

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jim Ippolito, Colorado State University and Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University (THE CONVERSATION) As devastating images of ... Read More

KGFA chooses first chairwoman at annual meeting

TOPEKA, Kan. — At its 123rd annual meeting in Wichita, Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) chose Deb Miller, general manager of Stockton Farmers Union Mercantile and Shipping Association, as its first-ever chairwoman. Miller was chosen by the ... Read More

Corn, Spring Wheat Planting Fall Behind Average Pace *AUDIO*

U.S. corn planting slipped behind the five-year average pace and spring wheat planting fell further behind average last week, according to USDA NASS' weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. For the week ended Sunday, April 14, 3% of the nation's corn... Read More

Fewer biofuel waivers in the future

In a statement sure to please ethanol backers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may grant fewer waivers that exempt small refineries from the country’s biofuel policy. Reuters said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler feels that move can be ... Read More

2017 Census of Agriculture shows Wyoming 6th in farm related income

Diversification in agriculture is working for Wyoming ag producers. In Wyoming, agriculture did better in farm-related income than most states in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which was released Thursday, April 11. Nationally, the total value of... Read More