European Regulators Clear Dow Chemical-DuPont Merger

The European Union has approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and Du Pont, saying that the companies' commitments to divest businesses have addressed its concerns. Both plan to join in a $62 bil... Read More

Black Market Hackers Selling Tractor Repair Software Illegally

A battle is brewing in at least eight states over "right-to-repair" legislation. Tractors have gone high tech and often require software downloads to aid in the repair process. FoxNewsTech.Com reports that software hackers overseas are creating and s... Read More

Early-Season Outlook for Wheat Diseases

Stripe rust and leaf rust: The rust diseases are some of the most important diseases in the state and annually cause more yield loss than most other diseases of wheat. The rust diseases often become established in Texas and Oklahoma before spreading ... Read More

ASA Supports National Biodiesel Board Anti-Dumping Petition

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has signaled its support for an anti-dumping and countervailing duty petition filed yesterday by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). The petition alleges that Argentine and Indonesian companies are flooding the ... Read More

USDA Sec. Designate Pledges Support for Cuba Trade in Senate Hearing

Yesterday, President of Engage Cuba, James Williams praised U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary designate Sonny Perdue for publicly supporting expanded trade with Cuba in his hearing before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry C... Read More

Farmer's Cooperative announces expansion and renovations

HEMINGFORD - Farmer's Cooperative Elevator Company in Hemingford has announced three capital projects of more than $3,400,000 to be done this spring and summer. The first project will be an expansion at the Mirage Flats facility. “We built two ... Read More

USCA Affirms Support for Farmer Fair Practices Rules in Public Comments

On Friday, the United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) submitted public comments on the Farmer Fair Practices Rules on behalf of its nationwide membership of cow-calf producers, feedlot operators and backgrounders. USCA stands firm in it its sup... Read More

Op-Ed: Agriculture Education More Important Than Ever, and NU is a Vital Partner

The author, originally from Plymouth, is a University of Nebraska alum and agriculture educator and FFA (formally Future Farmers of America) advisor in Auburn Public Schools. National Agriculture Week is a special time for me - an opportunity to refl... Read More

Monsanto Company Gives $200,000 to Assist Farmers Impacted by Wildfires

Monsanto announced today that it will donate a total of $200,000 to support disaster relief efforts in four states where farmers and ranchers have been affected by devastating wildfires. The fires, which began March 6, swept quickly throughout Colora... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above March 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during Februar... Read More

NPPC and Cattlemen Asks USDA To Abandon GIPSA Rules

Citing grave concerns that they would "cause serious harm to the pork industry," the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize - or at least exempt pork producers from - re... Read More