NPNRD gets ready for greenhouse

The North Platte Natural Resources District in Scottsbluff, will begin construction on a geothermal greenhouse south of its building in the spring. The greenhouse, which will be 126' x 16' and 14' hi... Read More

EU to Lists Objections to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

The European Union is setting up potential reasons to reject Bayer AG's takeover of Monsanto. This week, the EU is expected to send Bayer a so-called statement of objections that list potential reasons for the EU to block the $66 billion proposal. Bl... Read More

Voluntary Water Use Reporting Underway

(Lincoln, Neb.) - With another irrigation season ended and a new water year already under way, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) has sent out invitations to all surface water irrigation permit holders to voluntarily report their wate... Read More

Wool Exports Increase 24 Percent

Wool exports increased 24 percent during the 2017 marketing year. Exports of U.S. wool increased 8.64 million lbs. to total more than 25 million lbs. for the year. The American Sheep Industry Association says work in conjunction with the Department o... Read More

Standing Up For Rural America

Shortly after the founding of our nation, American citizens engaged in a debate about what kind of country they and later generations would live in. No one understood the value of rural Americans more than Thomas Jefferson. Writing in a letter to Joh... Read More

Sorghum Symposium Coming to NCTA in Curtis

The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association (NeGSPA) together with the Grain Sorghum Board and Nebraska Extension announce the 2018 Sorghum Symposium to be held January 18, 2018 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, 404 East 7th Stre... Read More

Corn Market May Need Disruption

A banking official from Nebraska says the market may need "some disruption in production," to reach higher prices for corn. Tom Jensen of First National Bank of Omaha told the Omaha-World Herald there is nothing on the horizon to increase corn prices... Read More

Farm financial workshops in five locations

MANHATTAN, Kan. - With farm profitability rivaling the low levels of the 1980s, K-State Research and Extension is offering confidential, one-on-one financial planning assistance to agricultural producers in five locations in early 2018. Through Farm ... Read More

U.S. soy processors build new capacity at fastest rate in 20 years

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural cooperatives are building new soybean crushing plants at the fastest rate in two decades as farmers in the world's top producer prepare to sow another record area with soy. The growth worldwide in the number of c... Read More

USDA Reports Preview

USDA isn't expected to say much in its December round of numbers, which means there's not much to say in this month's preview. USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at 11 a.... Read More

NBB Welcomes Longtime Grassley Aide to Lead DC Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is pleased to announce that Kurt Kovarik, a senior adviser and legislative director of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), has accepted the position of Vice President of Federal Affairs. Kovarik... Read More